Agrostistachys borneensis Becc.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Species : Agrostistachys borneensis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Agrostistachys borneensis Becc.
  • Vernacular name : Vaeppaalaa maram (Tam.)
  • Key identification features : Small shrubs. Young parts yellowish resinous. Stipules present, less than a cm long. Leaves are bright green, coriaceous, oblanceolate. Flowers are unisexual; male flowers 3-5 in each bract, calyx 2-3 lobed, corolla 5, denticulate; female flowers are solitary, petals 5, creamish-white, entire. Fruit is a schizocarp, depressed globose. Seeds globose.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : December-April
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Malay peninsula
  • Comments : On hills in shola forests up to 1400 m as an undergrowth or along inner margins in clumps.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Malesia
  • Literature : Parthsarathy, N & Pragasan , A L 2009. Check List 5(3):542-569; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Agrostistachys borneensis. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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