Supriya Ghosh

Mallotus ficifolius

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Euphorbiaceae
Tribe  Acalypheae
Rank  Species
Order  Malpighiales
Subfamily  Acalyphoideae
Subtribe  Rottlerinae
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Similar  Mallotus claoxyloides, Mallotus discolor, Mallotus tetracoccus, Mallotus oppositifolius, Mallotus paniculatus

Mallotus ficifolius is a shrub of the spurge family Euphorbiaceae endemic to Northern and Central Queensland, Australia. The species is commonly called Fig Leafed Mallotus

The species grows as an understorey and pioneer plant in wetter forest types including rainforest and vine scrub and gallery forest. Plants are typically 1-3 m in height and characterised by broad hairy leaves with serrated or toothed margins. Flowers are inconspicuous and yellow. Fruit are of the lobed type typical of the Euphorbiaceae, approximately 10mm in diameter and covered with rough, spiky projections.

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Mallotus ficifolius Wikipedia


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