Euphorbiaceae Week: Euphorbia prostrata from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Mar 12, 2011, 12:07:11 PM3/12/11
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Euphorbia prostrata Aiton, Hort. kew. 2:139. 1789
syn: Chamaesyce prostrata (Aiton) Small

Prostrate herb with opposite leaves and cyathia arising on short microphyllous branches, gland appendages minute, leaf base oblique. Common in Delhi in Lawns, wastelands and cultivated fields.

Common name: Prostrate sandmat

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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tanay bose

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Mar 12, 2011, 2:21:17 PM3/12/11
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Sir Ji very nice catch of the plant
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Rashida Atthar

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Mar 13, 2011, 6:03:51 AM3/13/11
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Thankyou Sir for the pictures and the cyathia explanation. Perhaps
those interested may compare the parts with the Euphorbia diagram I
have uploaded a day or two back from D. H. Lawrence's book  .Sir,
would it correct to say that the cyathia are on axils of leaves or
are axillary ?


Anisophyllum prostratum (Aiton) Haw.
Aplarina prostrata (Aiton) Raf.
Chamaesyce malaca Small
Chamaesyce prostrata (Aiton) Small
Chamaesyce villosior (Greenm.) Millsp.
Euphorbia callitrichoides Kunth
Euphorbia malaca (Small) Little
Euphorbia perforata Guss.
Euphorbia prostrata var. caudirhiza Fosberg
Euphorbia prostrata var. vestita Engelm. ex Boiss.
Euphorbia ramosa var. villosior Greenm.
Euphorbia tenella Kunth
Euphorbia trichogona Bertol.
Tithymalus prostratus (Aiton) Samp.

regards,
Rashida.

Gurcharan Singh

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Mar 13, 2011, 6:30:11 AM3/13/11
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In (not on) leaf axils or axillary are both correct, latter preferred.



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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

Rashida Atthar

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Mar 13, 2011, 7:10:36 AM3/13/11
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Thankyou sir, cyathia axillary  than.
 
regards,
Rashida.
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