Red-Branch Spurge
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Red-Branch Spurge
P Native Photo: Sushant More
Common name: Red-Branch Spurge
Botanical name: Euphorbia erythroclada    Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)
Synonyms: Chamaesyce erythroclada, Euphorbia oligantha

Red-Branch Spurge is an erect, symmetrically branched, hairless herb, with distinctly reddish branches. Leaves are obovate-elliptic, nearly stalkless in distant pairs, minutely toothed, unequal at base. Involucres are borne solitary in leaf-axils, top-shaped, red. Glands are ovate, red, with narrow pink limb. Styles are short, bifid. Seeds are transversely rugose. Red-Branch Spurge is found only in Western India.

Identification credit: Manek Mistry Photographed in Thane rural, Maharashtra.

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