Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park
About Euphorbia prostrata Plant :
Habit : An annual prostrate herbs, hispidly hairy.
Stem : Slenderly filiform, alternately branched, puberulous with minute curved hairs on upper side at least along medium line, glabrous beneath, stems deep red.
Leaves : Purplish, elliptic, oblong or obovate, obtuse or rounded at apex, oblique at base, distinctly or obsoletely denticulate or crenulate and at times ciliate along the margins, glabrous on both sides, 3-nerved, the nerves all prominent, stipules on upper side of stem usually distinct, linear and pilose, those on lower side of stem deltoid or deltoid-ovate, apically laciniate-toothed, petioles glabrous.
Flowers : Involucers in short axillary, leafy racemose clusters.
Cocci sub-ovate, orbicular, prominently keeled with stiff spreading hairs on the keels.
Seeds very small, ovoid, obtuse, truncate at base, 4-angled, transversely deeply furrowed.
Flowering and Fruiting Time : Throughout the year.
Significance :Common in cultivated field and in nursery.