Creeping Sebastiana, Sanke’s tongue • Marathi: Bhumi-erand • Tamil: Eli-amanaku, Kuruvika, Kuruvikacceti, Nirppanai • Kannada: Bhoomiaerendi, Nelaharalu;


Shrub 9 for ID:
This plant has been clicked in Chennai, India, by the road side… ID plz.

Some Euphorbiaceae member?

Very nice crisp picture and interesting plant too.
Can you add some more information like habit habitat. Was it in watery place etc?

Its Croton speices…

Yes it is a Euphorbiaceae member
Microstachys chamaelea (L.) Muell.-Arg., Linnaea 32: 95. 1863.
Tragia chamaelea L.
Sebastiana chamaelea (L.) Muell

herb for identification:
collected from Pattambi, Palakkad dt, Kerala
Local name – Panni kulamban

The image which you uploaded have 2 plant species;
1. Zornia diphylla (L.) Pers., Local name : Murikkotti (Malayalam)
2. Microstachys chamaelea (L.) Muell.-Arg. Local name : Kodiyavannakku, Njettavanakku (Malayalam).


plant for identification:
local malayalam name – kodiyavanakku

Please check with Microstachys chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg. of Euphorbiaceae

Yes, …, you are right

Yes this herb is Sebastiania chamaelea (L.) Muell.-Arg. (syn: Microstachys chamaelea) of Euphorbiaceae. 


Coastal Herb of Java : Attachments (1). 7 posts by 4 authors.
We need your help to id our herb please.

Please let us know if you have he ID of this one too.
If still pending, it may be a Chamaesyce sp.

Chamaesyce species in efi so far.

I think, if I am correct, we don’t have any Chamaesyce species as most of them has been transferred to Euphorbia.

This could be Microstachys chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg. (Sebastiania chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg.)

I am supporting … Its one of the common plant in Kerala

I agree with …

I too agree with … for Microstachys, might be chamaelea



Euphorbiaceae fortnight :: Microstachys chamaelea in Goa :: DV51 : 4 images. 4 posts by 3 authors.
Microstachys chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg.
along NH17 near Goa on 21 FEB 12

You are saying that you are not a professional taxonomist, but a naturalist.  How do you get the latest nomenclature! Without in depth knowledge in taxonomy it is not possible to put the correct name to a plant.

I have been lucky to accompany Shrikant Ingalhalikar during his trips to Konkan, central and southern Western Ghats. The uncommon plants of Western Ghats plants in my collection are identified by him.
The nomenclature I check at NPGS / GRIN and The Plants List.
Thank you very very much …


Euphorbiaceae Fortnight: Microstachys chamaelea? for id. confirmation BRS 027 : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Sharing the images of climber (possibly Microstachys chamaelea?)  for id. confirmation.

You are right.

010314 Coastal Herb of Java 1 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
My friend needs help to id this small herb. Thank you.

Microstachys chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg. [=Sebastiania chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg.]

GRAM 2017 Requesting ID 1 : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Picture taken at Nakre, Karkala (Near Mangalore), Karnataka. Unfortunately I do not have more pictures of the plant.

It is Microstachys chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg., Syn. Sebastiania chamaelea(L.) Mull Arg., of Euphorbiaceae

Request to identify the plant : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)

Herbaceous, (Found adjacent to the railways tracks)
Location: Maradu, Kerala
Date:15 July 2019
Elevation:30 Feet

Microstachys chamaelea ???

Yes it’s Microstachys chamaelea,

Microstachys chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg. syn Sebastiania chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg

Fwd: MS/11/1/2019 – ID of the plant : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)- around 400 kb each. 
Please ID the plant photographs received from Chennai.
Date/Time- November 2019 
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS- Chennai wasteland
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild  : weed in a farmland
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb : runner :  Herb
Height/Length-   1 ft
Flower –  Not seen 
Fruit : trilobed 

Microstachys chamaelea,

Thanks a lot … for quick analysis & ID. My doubt is cleared..


Microstachys chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg. :: Loliem, Goa :: Feb 21, 2012 · JUN23 DV556: 6 images.

Microstachys chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg.
Loliem, Goa :: Feb 21, 2012 · 11:52 AM IST :: about 56 m (184 ft) asl
Many thanks to Prashant and Shrikant ji for help with the ID … flickr


Euphorbiaceae: Microstachys chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg.: 1 image.
synonym: Sebastiania chamaelea (L.) Müll.Arg.
location/date: University of Agricultural Sciences campus, Bangalore, July 1997


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