Claoxylon rostratum Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 32: 389 1978. ;

Andaman and Nicobar Is., Myanmar as per WCSP;



Claoxylon rostratum (Euphorbiaceae) from the Andaman Islands :

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Photo credit: Dr. M. Chennakesavalu Naik

Scientific name: Claoxylon rostratum Airy Shaw (Euphorbiaceae)
Location: Andaman Islands, India
Habit: Shrubs of trees, 2-10 m high.
Habitat: Scattered in dense evergreen forests, along stream-sides and scrub forests on rocky or sandy loam or red soil, up to 700 m altitude.
Distribution: India (Andaman Islands) and Myanmar.
The specific name was derived from the conspicuously rostrate apex of the fruits which can be seen here.
I am sharing this photograph as there is no image available in eFI website.


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