Pedilanthus tithymaloides (L.) Poit.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Basionym : Euphorbia tithymaloides L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbia tithymaloides L.
  • Common name : Devil's backbone, Zigzag plant, Jacob's ladder
  • Vernacular name : Kannadikalli (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Introduced as garden plant, also runs wild
  • Flower, Fruit : April-August
  • Native : West Indies
  • World Distribution : Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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.
  • 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=Pedilanthus tithymaloides. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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