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Covered-Flower Spurge   
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Covered-Flower Spurge
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Covered-Flower Spurge
Botanical name: Euphorbia pycnostegia    Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)
Synonyms: Chamaesyce pycnostegia

Covered-Flower Spurge is a wild herb, almost 1m tall with red coloured stem and branches. Leaves are elliptic, almost stalkless, arranged in opposite pairs. Tiny flowers are borne in leaf axils. Covered-Flower Spurge is found in Peninsular India, and is now also seen in Rajasthan.

Identification credit: N.P. Balakrishnan, Adittya Dharap
Photographed in Lonavala , Maharashtra.
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