Euphorbia species


Id Plz: can any one id this plant thia a herb about 1feet in hight captured at Amboli, Maharashtra leaves nothnig all dried..only  very cute, tiny flowers were peeping out of bracts:):)
i am very curious to know its name 

Almost like Euphorbia milii
- Euphorbia cristata, perhaps. [not to be confused with E. lactea 'cristata']
Date/Time: 18-01-2011 / 01:15PM
Location: Near Karikale Village (North Karnataka)
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Herb
Could this be Euphorbia concanensis?
One of the varieties of  E.mili?

Euphorbia, Kalli: Some postings were referring to "Kalli" a while back, stating that it is a name used for many plants including several genera. I have tried to sort one genus: Euphorbia. "Kalli" is indeed part of the names for most species but as I have pointed out before the significant word is not "Kalli" but what is attached to it: the epithet.
For those interested I have integrated all comments into this page. Please let me know if I have forgotten a comment of yours. It is by no means completed so if you know of a scripted name matching a romanized version of it, please post it on this forum.
It is not all "gospel", so please point out the spelling mistakes as well.
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I have tried to provide Tamil transcriptions for some of the existing names:

Euphorbia antisyphilitica Zucc. TAMIL : Meḻuku kaḷḷi = மெழுகு கள்ளி
Euphorbia bracteata Jacq. TAMIL : Mathil kaḷḷi = மதில் கள்ளி, Vēli kaḷḷi = வேலி கள்ளி
Euphorbia cristata Heyne ex Roth TAMIL : Vayalammāṉ pachaṟisi = வயல் அம்மான்பச்சரிசி
Euphorbia dracunculoides Lam. TAMIL : Peṟum pāl peṟukki = பெரும் பால்பெருக்கி
Euphorbia granulata Forssk. TAMIL : Sitrammān pachaṟisi = சிற்றம்மான் பச்சரிசி
Euphorbia hirta L. TAMIL : Ammāṉ pachchaṟisi = அம்மான்பச்சரிசி
Euphorbia hypericifolia L. TAMIL : Sinnmmān pachchaṟisi = சின்னம்மான் பச்சரிசி
Euphorbia indica Lam. TAMIL : Veḷḷai ammāāṉ pachchaṟisi = வெள்ளை அம்மான்பச்சரிசி
Euphorbia leucocephala Lotsy TAMIL : Veṇ paṉi kaḷḷi = வெண் பனி கள்ளி
Euphorbia milii Des Moul. TAMIL : Ainkōṇa kaḷḷi = ஐங்கோண கள்ளி
Euphorbia milii Des Moul. var. splendens ... TAMIL : Kṟeeda kaḷḷi = கிரீட கள்ளி
Euphorbia nivulia Buch.-Ham. TAMIL : Maṇcevikkaḷḷi -->the existing மண்செவிக்கள்ளி may be an incorrect transcription. It probably be மான் செவிக்கள்ளி meaning 'deer's ears' in allusion to the shape of leaf.
Euphorbia parviflora L. TAMIL : Peṟiyammān pachchaṟisi = பெரியம்மான் பச்சரிசி
Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch. TAMIL : Mayil kaḷḷi = மயில் கள்ளி, Poo kaḷḷi = பூ கள்ளி
Euphorbia rosea Retz. TAMIL : Sivappammāṉ pachaṟisi = சிவப்பம்மான் பச்சரிசி
Euphorbia rothiana Spreng. TAMIL : Kāṉal kaḷḷi = கானல் கள்ளி, Malai kaḷḷi = மலை கள்ளி
Euphorbia spinosa L. TAMIL : Mud kaḷḷi = முட்கள்ளி
Euphorbia tithymaloides L. TAMIL : Kaṇṇādi kaḷḷi = கண்ணாடி கள்ளி
Euphorbia tortilis Rottler ex Ainslie TAMIL : Idampuṟi kaḷḷi = இடம்புரி கள்ளி, Thiṟuku kaḷḷi = திருகு கள்ளி
Euphorbia triangularis Desf. ex A. Berger TAMIL : Āttrang kaḷḷi = ஆற்றங்கள்ளி
Euphorbia trigona Mill. TAMIL : Mukkōṇa kaḷḷi = முக்கோண கள்ளி, Palkalli = பால் கள்ளி

Hope it helps...
Kalli is a word in tamil generally used for plants that are cacti or more Xerophytes.
Discussing: "Finally if you know how to quote the string of postings related to this topic, please let me know."
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Thank you to all respondents. I have made all the corrections and additions. We still need some Gujarati, Malayalam, Oriya and Telugu names. Any volunteer? It is already very good as it stands but some added scripted names in those languages would make it great.
Thanks ... for your tips.

Dachigam, J&K Flower ID request: 28May12 - SJ 1:  Would appreciate the ID of this flower taken by my brother at Dachigam WLS, J&K on 20th May 2012.
Some Euphorbia sp.
May be Euphorbia cornigera 
Or perhaps E. cognata now correctly E. cashmeriana, since leaves appear entire.
Not aware of the local species but the Cyathium like flowers tell it to be from Euphorbiaceae
i think if spines is prominent than E.milli may be.
E. millii is a totally different plant, being an undershrub, more or less woody and cyathium enclosed by showy bracts. This one is a herbaceous plant, common in Dachhigam.
Flora of Chakrata 2012: Euphorbia for Id:  This herbaceous plant was shot from Chakrata-Budher caves road on May 17, 2012. Height about 50-60 cms, leaves in whorls around nodes...hope to get the identification...
I hope Euphorbia cognata
I was thinking about Euphorbia wallichii.
Yes looks like E. wallichii, but long hairs on ovary are unusual.
Wolfsmilch (Euphorbia) from Blindengarten in Bremen for ID 130611NB2:  in the garden for blind in Bremen I saw this plant. Fotos taken on 1.6.11. The nameplate says it is Wolfsmilch (Euphorbia). I have Wolfsmilch in my garden as weed and that looks different.
Is this really Wolfsmilch (Euphorbia)? Never seen flowers with red "tentakel". If these fotos are not enough shall try to get more fotos in the next days.
This is a Euphorbia species.
Date/Time-Sep 2011
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Wild
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- plant
Height/Length- about a foot
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- look light orange
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- green berry like fruits
Is the plant in pic unknown2 the same as unknown and unknown1? leaves look similar but color of stem in unknown2 is red
Phyllanthus sps
I think the first two pictures and last (3rd) picture belongs to different species?
Are the first 2 pictures of Purslane and the last Phyllanthus sps
The plant one in the last picture is Phyllanthus sp.
Do you have a picture of the first plant in which the tip of the branch in focus?
Kindly upload pictures of different species in different threads.
I know we have to post different sp in different threads but the plant in the last picture looked similar to the other plant and I wanted to be sure that it is so. I went to take pic of the plant that I last photographed but unfortunately somebody had trampled upon but I could get a close up of similar plant near it I hope it is of help
I think this belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae.
After you identified the plant I looked up the net. Can it be Spotted Spurge: Euphorbia maculata
just out of curiosity how do you experts identify these innumerable plants so easily ? Do you know them by heart or is there some method of arriving at the correct id?
Your id may be correct.
Please check the following link for a nice picture of Euphorbia maculata.

Would it be possible for you to get a picture with inflorescence and flowers in focus.
I have tried to get pics again but this is of a nearby plant to the existing. Someone very unkindly has uprooted the plant in the pot along with this plant and has stolen the pot. It is terrible what people do I hope it helps looks quite similar to the link you have kindly provided. But I have so little knowledge. This does not show berry like fruits yet
Now, with these clearer pictures, I think this could be Euphorbia hypericifolia (Syn: Chamaesyce hypericifolia) of Euphorbiaceae family.
..., please validate the same.
... oh yes, ... Euphorbia hypericifolia (syn: Chamaesyce hypericifolia) referring to the new set of images ... a1.jpg AND 190920111752.jpg

In the set of images posted initially in the thread, in the third picture unknown2.jpg - seems to me a different plant in the foreground - most possibly a Phyllanthus species.
The other two images in the set unknown1.jpg AND unknown.jpg the details are not clear OR are lost.

Some pictures in my photostream of
Euphorbia hypericifolia ...
After reading on the net after identification I have found that it has a lot of medicinal properties. The info found is in Marathi we say "Dokya varun jaat ahe". But for Botanists and experts like you it will be interesting. Thank you again for id
Is it Euphorbia erythroclada as identified in ... post:

Id this Euphorbia sp.:   Location - Matheran, Maharashtra.
Captured in October 2012.
... perhaps Euphorbia notoptera.
Let us wait for validating comments.
... has posted same flower close up in Indian flora...there also u might have seen comment as E.notoptera only..but when i tried to search on Kew site for its Herbarium sheets...i got and posted there and ask ... whether your plant look same in appearance then he replied no..........this is pretty confusing to identify plants only with flower close i have requested ... from next onward please click leave photo..and entire habit as well....
I have a suggestion to the photographer(s) - a genuine suggestion. I have observed photographer(s) clicking the species in dark/black background and then upload it for ID purpose. Such clicks are not sufficient for IDing the species. Such clicks not only hide the habitat but also sometimes the habit of the plant species. My request to the clicker(s) that atleast for the ID purpose please post/upload your clean and clear click without much of photography skill. 
I would say people must learn from ...
yes in first look i ws think its E.notoptera bt wen i saw Kew herbarium, I feel both r differ frm one another.
n snaps make confusing, bcoz second
This Euphorbia is not indigenous to India. It is an introduced plant, either from Africa or America. At present I do not recollect having seen any like this. Sent the photos to Kew. Somebody there may be able to identify.

Euphorbia Cactus for ID : Nairobi,Kenya : 311012 : AK-2: A cactus seen on 26/1/2009 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Height was about 6-8 feet.
It was really amazing to see a Sunbird make a nest in the prickles.
Id please.
Euphorbia and cacti are two different animals... ()

they arise in different continents
they either have ( euphorbia) or not have (cacti) milky sap... ( that sap is often pro-inflammaotory or downright deadly)... the thorns are not truly arising out of a specific organ on the skin of the green bark...
often its an appendage to leaf... as in this plant you have
in cacti they are specific areas called areoles on the skin of the cacti that give rise to the thorns ...
and I personally would like to think that the cacti thorns are very symmetrically arranged , even invoking the sunflower mathematical model of design... related to the sacred geometry...

euphorbias that I have ... can have symmetrically placed thorns but no real mathematical modelling that I have seen...

most important is the sap...
the sap in some euphorbias have been used in AYURVEDIC medicine as source of strong alkali capable of cutting thru (slowly albeit) scarred walls of abscess etc...

identify this plant : Attachments (2). 10 posts by 6 authors.
this some one told me as kundli kiwi gadde in kannada , could some one identify this. pls mension the hindi and botanical name as well.
Interesting plant! I have not seen this. Could it be Euphorbia panchganiensis? Then it is a rare plant. I am not sure but. However it is not E. acaulis. Can you give more where did u see this, did u observe any tuber, ...
this one is having a tuber of length 12cm to 15 cm and 4 cm wide. this also having a male plant which is having only two leaves.
when u cut the leaves will have little milk kind of liquid comes out and only rocks we find this. very rarely sometimes when rainfall is more.

Thank you for reminding me the name.
to know this plant as Euphorbia panchganiensis or E. acaulis i did not find any pics on web of the whole plant.
pls direct me to the correct picture links so i can understand the reality.
I think it is Euphorbia decaryi which is a species of plant in the Euphorbiaceae family endemic to Madagascar. i am not sure yet bt plz refer to this plant & compare your sample. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and rocky areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.
i previously posted for this entity
now i have collected male and female plants of this.
there have been so many suggestions for this plant. these pics will change those
To me looks like sps. of Kalenchoe, but ..
This is a Euphorbia sp. if it is indigenous and found in the wilderness in rocky habitats. As I could not make out from the mail the location, timing of photo, it is difficult to comment any more.
Euphorbia panchganiensis is endemic to Northern Western Ghats as per present known distribution.
HOWEVER, as inflorescence and its divisions and fruit are the main characters in the key for identification, these photographs cannot be further ided with any certainty unless they are supplemented with more
pictures showing flowering characters. The perennial Euphorbias of this group are diverse and show many variations in leaves, any more guesswork is not possible.

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