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Euphorbia vajravelui Binojk. & Balakr.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Malpighiales »  family Euphorbiaceae »  genus Euphorbia - spurge

IUCN category:Vulnerable

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Size

Large shrub upto 8 m.

Description

Main stem quadrangular or pentangular, branches flat, sometimes 3-winged at tips, spines 2-3mm long. Leaves small, fleshy, early deciduous. Cyathia axillary, above the spines on the margins, peduncles yellowish, involucre saucer shaped, lobes 5, glands 4-5, 4x2mm, fleshy, pale yellow.

Ecology

Evergreen forests.

Distribution

Endemic to southern Western Ghats, India.

Importance

Rare.
Author: Dan Mathew

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [37611]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Euphorbia vajravelui Binojk. & Balakr.]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014

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