Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch

Family: Euphorbiaceae Genus: Euphorbia Species: Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch( लालपत्ती )






Synonym Pleuradena coccinea Raf., Euphorbia erythrophylla Bertol., Poinsettia pulcherrima (Willd. ex Klotzsch) Graham Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Lalpatti Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Poinsettia Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Lalpatti Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude 1100-1200 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit ,3-lobed-globose, 1.5-2 × ca. 1.5 cm, smooth and glabrous. Seeds ovoid, ca. 10 × 8-9 mm, gray or light gray, subsmooth, without caruncle
Habitat Deciduous tropical forest, hot seasonally dry forest; moist or wet, wooded ravines Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Central America from Mexico to Costa Rica. Now widely cultivated in the tropics and subtropics Bark Details Bark is smooth and green
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Morni-Pinjore, Rohtak, Yamuna Nagar Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Shrubs to small trees, upto 4 m, many branched. Stems glabrous. Leaves alternate. Stipules minute, membranous, caduceus. Petiole 2-5 cm, glabrous. Leaf blade ovate-elliptic, oblong, or lanceolate, 6-25 × 4-10 cm. Apex acuminate or acute. Cyathia in a very congested, 1-sided synflorescence, subtended by 5-7 petiolate leaflike bracts, these narrowly elliptic, 3-7 × 1-2 cm. Male flowers many, usually exserted from involucres, bracts linear, pilose. Female flower Ovary glabrous, pedicellate. Styles connate below middle. Stigma deeply 2-lobed. Capsule, 3-lobed-globose, 1.5-2 × ca. 1.5 cm, smooth and glabrous. Seeds ovoid, ca. 10 × 8-9 mm, gray or light gray, sub smooth, without caruncle Leaf Details Simple alternate leaves. They are ovate-elliptic to wedge-shaped , 7 to 20 cm long and 3 to 10 cm wide. Petioles are between 2,5 and 5 cm long

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