DV :: 16APR11 - 0544 :: Euphorbia ¿ species ?

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Dinesh Valke

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Apr 19, 2011, 10:41:05 AM4/19/11
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Dear friends,
ID please


Herb growing (about 1 ft tall) among garden plants.
The linear lanceolate leaves about: 4 - 6 in long X 1 in wide.

Not sure if this plant too is grown as an ornamental.

Must be some species of Euphorbia.

Date/Time
: April 16, 2011 at 5.44pm IST
Location Place : at Vangani ... 19.107508, 73.312602 on Google maps
Altitude : 125 ft (above mean sea level)

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Dinesh

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Vijayasankar

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Apr 19, 2011, 10:52:24 AM4/19/11
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Euphorbia heterophylla.
http://www.fobi.web.id/fbi/key/Semarang?g2_itemId=33762

 
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Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi

Dinesh Valke

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Apr 19, 2011, 10:58:30 AM4/19/11
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Thank you very much for the ID, Vijayasankar ji.
Regards.
Dinesh

Dinesh Valke

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Apr 19, 2011, 11:03:49 AM4/19/11
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Vijayasankar ji ... on taking a look at Google images, the mature plants seem to have very broad and wavy-margined (that is, in the plane of leaf surface).

Vijayasankar

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Apr 19, 2011, 11:11:26 AM4/19/11
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Dinesh ji,

May be that is why it has been named as 'heterophylla', I think.
I understand that the leaves here are variable in shape and size. But I used to get confused with the specific epithet 'heterophylla' to a different plant, E.cyathophora, which has two-colored leaf-like bracts.
Their nomenclature is still confusing!

 
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Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi



Dinesh Valke

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Apr 19, 2011, 11:28:29 AM4/19/11
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Many thanks Vijayasankar ji ... heterophylla answers many doubts regarding what is seen in Google images.


Many thanks for making me realize the confusing relation between heterophylla and cyathophora

Euphorbia heterophylla auct. N. Amer. synonym of Euphorbia cyathophora Murray ... syn. Poinsettia cyathophora (Murray) Klotzsch & Garcke
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?429414

Euphorbia heterophylla
L. ... syn. Poinsettia heterophylla (L.) Klotzsch & Garcke
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?16374


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Dinresh

Vijayasankar

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Apr 19, 2011, 11:45:55 AM4/19/11
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Thanks Dinesh ji.

E. heterophylla was earlier popularly known as E. geniculata.
Tamil Name: Paal perukki (meaning a galactagogue).


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Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi



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