Euphorbia thymifolia

 
Gulf Sandmat, Thyme leaves spurge, chickenweed, dwarf spurge, gulf sandmat, red caustic creeper • Hindi: छोटा दुधी chhota-dudhi, दुद्धी duddhi • Marathi: धाकटी दुधी dhakti dudhi, लहान दुधी lahan dudhi • Tamil: சிற்றம்மான்பச்சரிசி cirramman-pac-carici • Malayalam: നിലപ്പാല nilappaala • Telugu: నానపాల nanapala, రెడ్డివారి నానబ్రాలు reddi-vari-nana-bralu • Kannada: ಬಿಳಿ ಚಿತ್ರಫಲ bili chitraphala, ಕೆಮ್ಪು ನೆನೆ ಹಕ್ಕಿ kempu nene hakki • Bengali: dudiya • Konkani: दुधुणी dudhuni • Sanskrit: दुग्धिका dugdhika, गोरक्षदुग्धी gorakshadugdhi, लघुदुग्धिका laghudugdhika, नागार्जुनी nagarjuni, रक्तबिन्दुच्छद raktabinducchada;  


 
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[Efloraofindia_ Euphorbia thymifolia_291111PD01_ Flora of Orissa]: sending the photograph of Euphorbia thymifolia from Ranpur
Name of the species: Euphorbia thymifolia
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Place of collection: Ranpur, orissa
Habit: prostrate herb
Habitat: Wild, along scrub forests and in rice fields
Altitude: 200 m above msl
This is my first sighting of the flowers of E.thymifolia. Its also a very useful medicinal plant. Interestinglly when i went their again to collect a super macro close up of the flower, i did not found the whole population. It means its been collected from the wild frequently as and where found in orissa.
Oh that would have been nice. I like all theses Chamaesyce thymifolia, C. hypericifolia and Euphorbia prostrata and E.hirta plants with their cute leaves flowers and fruits. They intrigue me a lot.
There has been doubts of this being in another thread of this being Euphorbia thymifolia 
Yes, this appears to be Euphorbia thymifolia L.
I have one doubt. Here the capsules are apparently ripening outside the cyathia, not bursting them and may be benefit of doubt is going in favor of E. prostrata. My observation may be incorrect as well.
This is not E. prostrata. The fruits are not always concealed in E. thymifolia. I have noticed that E. thymifolia growing in drier localities show the shorter gynophores. So the length of the fruit stalks (gynophores) depend on ecological factors.
E. thymifolia, though allied to E. prostrata and E. heyneana, it can be easily distinguished by the slightly pinkish and completely hairy stems and fruits. E. prostrata has deep green stems and fruits hairy only on keels. E. heyneana is pale green and quite glabrous.

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Euphorbiaceae fortnight :: Euphorbia thymifolia in Mumbai :: DV16 : 2 images. 3 posts by 2 authors. Euphorbia thymifolia L. in untended lawn, Mumbai on 21 JUL 08
 
 
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ANJUN18/19 Euphorbia sp. for identification : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Date: May 2015
Place: Hebri, Karnataka

Habit: Prostrate herb

This is Euphorbia thymifolia L.


 
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Euphorbia herb for id : Chennai : 23/09/2017 : MV : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Euphorbia herb for id, please
Location: Chennai
Date: 23/09/2017

Please see comparative images in efi website. 
Link 
https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/a---l/e/euphorbiaceae/euphorbia
This appears to be Euphorbia thymifolia L. 
The purple patch on the leaves is an ecological variation depending on soil conditions where they grow. This is observable in many species of the Chamaesyceae subgenus.


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Euphorbia sp. for ID: AVD1- 01052014 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7).
Please help me identifying the Euphorbia sp. attached herewith.  
Habitat: River bank.
Habit: Prostrate Herb. Branches radiating from centre in all directions.
Leaves: Elliptic - oblong, serrulate, less than 0.5 cm, glabrous,opposite
Stem: covered by soft hairs. 
Initially I felt this is E. parviflora. But the overall appearance is different from E.parviflora.
Very interesting.. will be happy to know the id..
This is some species of Euphorbia, i think
Euphorbia thymifolia based on the fruits being partially included within the cyathia walls at maturity. This is a rare morph where the plants lack the reddish pigmentation.

 
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Euphorbiaceae Fortnight : For ID : Muscat,Oman : 061113 : AK-23 : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 2 authors.
A tiny herb growing in the grass.
Help in id please
Could this be Euphorbia thymifolia?
Experts kindly validate.
Euphorbia prostrata or E. thymifolia.
Thanks for a possible id.
I will take more pictures if possible.
E. thymifolia based on the leaf shape and the general shape of cyathia plus fruits.


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oct2015sk05/05 - Euphorbia granulata Forssk. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6)
A new set, with a bit more clear photographs recorded on 09-08-2015.

This is actually E. thymifoliaNote how the fruits are partially included within the cyathia at maturity.


 
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id of this Euphorbia sp : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Pl help me to identify this Euphorbia sp.
Prostrate, branch, hispid, cyathia upto 3-5 in the axile, leaf prominently serrate, cyathia hairy,  4 glands, appendages not prominent.
Observed at Radhapuram, Tamil Nadu.

This appears to be E. granulata in all respects except that I do not see the conspicuous gynophore. The styles are united at base into a column, unlike E. granulata (having free styles). 
I am awaiting the expert opinion from Balakrishnan Sir. 

This appears to be Euphorbia granulata Forssk. 
Please check the characters in my revision.

This appears to be E. thymifolia as well. Note the fruits included within the cyathia at maturity. The straight hairs on new growth are a little atypical, but notice that hairs on lower parts of the stem are more typical. It appears that this plant may not be getting as much sun as it would like. This often effects the color and growth of the plants
 
 
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SK 2448 10 February 2020 : 10 posts by 4 authors. 5 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location :  Koh Chang, Thailand
Date: 09 December 2019
Elevation : MSL
Habitat : Wild
Different than Euphorbia prostrata ??

To me appears close to images at efi page on Euphorbia prostrata    

The plant is Euphorbia thymifolia. Note how the fruits are held closely and even included within the cyathia at maturity.
Thank you ... for the ID.
Euphorbia thymifolia L.
This appears to be Euphorbia thymifolia L.


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