Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Basionym : Croton sebiferum L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.
  • Common name : Chines Tallow Tree
  • Habit : Tree
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated
  • Key identification features : Two small glands at the top of the leafstalk are diagnostic. The bark exudes milky sap when injured
  • Flower, Fruit : November-January
  • Native : China
  • Literature : Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1987). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 2.
  • 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=Sapium sebiferum. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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