Dalechampia scandens

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Dalechampia scandens L.
  • Common Name : Khajavani-ni-Vel, Khajoti
  • Plant Family : Euphorbiaceae
  • Plant Form : Climbers
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park

About Dalechampia scandens Plant :

  • Habit : Extensive climbers with pale-brown, smooth bark.
  • Leaves : Palmately trifoliate, petiolate, leaflets oblong-lanceolate, serrate hairy.
  • Inflorescence : Axillary, long pedunculate heads.
  • Flower : Monoecious, involucral bracts foliaceous, membranous, greenish to pale-yellow.
  • Fruit : Capsule globose, lobed, separating into 3-4 cocci. Seeds globose or ellipsoid.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August - October