Habit- Trees 12 m tall.

Branches and Branchlets- Branchlets subterete, stellately pubescent when young.
Leaves- Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; stipule ovate-lanceolate, stellately pubescent, caducous; petiole 0.7-5 cm long, canaliculate, swollen at apex and base; lamina 6.5-17.5 x 3.3-8.5 cm, usually elliptic, apex acute, base acute, margin entire, subcoriaceous, stellately pubescent when young; midrib slightly raised above; secondary nerves 5-7 pairs prominently raised beneath; tertiary nerves distantly percurrent.
Inflorescence / Flower- Flower unisexual, monoecious; inflorescence terminal racemes; male flowers numerous in clusters and female few at the base of the inflorescence.
Fruit and Seed- Capsule subglobose, scabrous; seeds 3, globose.
Understorey trees in evergreen forest up to 1200 m.
South India; in the Western Ghats- South and Central Sahyadris.

(Attributions- B. R. Ramesh, N. Ayyappan, Pierre Grard, Juliana Prosperi, S. Aravajy, Jean Pierre Pascal, The Biotik Team, French Institute of Pondicherry

Images by Anurag N. Sharma


ANAPR05 Euphorbiaceae for identification (2) : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Date: 5th April 2015
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka

Habit: Tree

Croton sp., perhaps.

Kindly check it with Epiprinus sp.

Thanks Kottai for the ID. I think you are right.

It looks like Epiprinus mallotiformis http://www.biotik.org/india/species/e/epipmall/epipmall_en.html

Thank you … I too think it matches well with Epiprinus mallotiformis.

Epiprinus mallotiformis.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *