Euphorbiaceae Week: Codiaeum variegatum from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Mar 7, 2011, 7:09:55 AM3/7/11
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Codiaeum variegatum (L.) A. Juss., Euphorb. gen. 80, 111, t. 9, fig. 30. 1824
  syn: Croton variegatus L.

A commonly grown foliage plant in Delhi, a shrub or small tree with variegated leaves in variety of shapes. 
Common name: Garden croton
Pounded leaves are applied to the abdomen of children suffering from urinary trouble. Latex contains tannin. 

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Rashida Atthar

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Mar 7, 2011, 9:25:13 AM3/7/11
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Thanks for the detailed pictures SIr. Here are  mine from Matheran taken in Oct. 2010.
 
Characterised by ornamental leaves of varying shapes with vivid yellow or orange patches.
 
regards,
Rashida.

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tanay bose

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Mar 7, 2011, 9:48:36 AM3/7/11
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Nice catch from both of you
Tanay
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