7 Important Characters of Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)


Euphorbia hirta (Euphorbiaceae)

Systematic Position: 
Monochlamydeae (Apetalae), Unisexuales

Following are the most important characters of Euphorbiace:
1. Xerophytic nature

2. Presence of Latex

3. Dwarf  Branches

4. Reduced, unisexual flowers

5. Tricarpellary trilocular superior ovary with Pendulous ovule on axile placenta.


6. Schizocarpic fruit.

7. Carunculate seeds
Example of  Euhorbiaceae plants: 
Croton, Euphorbia, Hevea, Jatropha, Manihot, Phyllanthus and Ricinus.
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