Botanical name:Chamaesyce thymifoliaFamily:Euphorbiaceae (Castor family) Synonyms: Euphorbia thymifolia, Euphorbia rubicunda
Gulf Sandmat is an annual herb with milky sap. Stems are velvet-hairy,
prostrate, often red. Oppositely arranged simple leaves are broadly ovate,
with toothed margin. Flowers are minute, clustered into cup-like cyathia
borne in the leaf axils. Cyathial appendages are petal-like, 4, white to
pink, each with a minute gland at the base. Capsules are velvet hairy,
emerging laterally through the cyathium wall.
Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
Photographed at Nirlon Knowledge Park, Mumbai.
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