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hirsutum (Hook.f.) Susila & N.P.Balakr. in J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 16: 735. 1992 & in Rheedea 5(2): 136, f. 7. 1995. Claoxylon hirsutum Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 413. 1887. Micrococca wightii (Hook.f.) Prain var. hirsuta (Hook.f.) Prain in Ann. Bot. (Usteri) 25: 630. 1911; Govaerts et al., World Checkl. & Bibl. Euphorbiaceae 3: 1183. 2000.


Shrubs up to 2 m high; internodes 1.2 – 2 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. March - Nov.

Distrib. India: Evergreen hill forests, 800 - 1500 m. Tamil Nadu (Tirunelveli District).

Endemic.

Notes. Differs from var. wightii and var. glabratum by its densely yellowish tomentose or hirsute hairs on branchlets and leaves and the ovate-lanceolate bracts. Distinguished from var. angustatum by its long internodes and petioles and the dissected-toothed bracts.




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