Micrococca mercurialis (L.) Benth.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Basionym : Tragia mercurialis L.
  • Synonym(s) : Claoxylon mercuriale (L.) Thwaites
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Micrococca mercurialis (L.) Benth.
  • Vernacular name : Kunukku-thooki (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded moist deciduous forests, also forests plantations and plains
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains to wasteland.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Puri district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district)
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Arabia through India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Cecil J. Saldanha (1996). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Micrococca mercurialis. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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