Research Paper

Euphorbia ravii (Euphorbiaceae: subg. Euphorbia), a new species from Andhra Pradesh, India

Angajala Narayana Swamy, Kothareddy Prasad

Published on: 11 April 2022

Page: 229 - 234

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2022.67.229

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2022 vol.67 no.2 pp.229-234


Euphorbia ravii is described as a new species from Nigidi hills, Ananthapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It belongs to the subgenus Euphorbia section Euphorbia, it is closely allied to E. caducifolia but differs in many attributes which are discussed here. An updated key for Indian E. caducifolia group is also provided for easy identification.

Keyword: Deccan Plateau, Euphorbia caducifolia, Nigidi hills, preliminary conservation status, section Euphorbia