Euphorbia tortilis

Euphorbia tortilis Rottler ex Ainslie, Materia indica 2: 424 1826. ; 


Armed thick fleshy shrubs to trees, stem spirally twisted, 3 angled, spines to 1 cm. Leaves small, deciduous. Cyathia axillary, in clusters; peduncles 0.5 cm; involucre cupular, 3 x 5 mm; glands 5, thick; male flowers in groups of 5; stalk 1.5 mm; female flowers-laterally pendulous; ovary 3 x 7 mm, sharply 3-angled. Capsule 8 mm across.
Flowering and fruiting: June-August
Dry deciduous forests 
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka

 
 
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Euphorbia tortilis from Cactus Garden, Panchkula: Euphorbia tortilis Rottler ex Ainslie, Materia indica 2: 424 1826.    
Another species from India, closely similar to E. antiquorum in 3-4 winged stems but with spirally twisted wings.
Photographed from Cactus Garden Panchkula. 

Images by (Santhan P Id by N.P.Balakrishnan), (inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)
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Euphorbiaceae Fortnight: Euphorbia tortilis from Cactus Garden, Panchkula-GS-50 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Euphorbia tortilis Rottler ex Ainslie, Materia indica 2: 424 1826.
Another species from India, closely similar to E. antiquorum in 3-4 winged stems but with spirally twisted wings.  
Photographed from Cactus Garden Panchkula.
Yes, this is Euphorbia tortilis Rottler ex Ainslie
 
 
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Euphorbia tortillus Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
I wish to share the images of Euporbia tortillus a rare shrub
photographed in E.ghats.
Yes, this is Euphorbia tortilis Rottl. ex Ainsl. found in Peninsular India and Sri Lanka.
The 3-4 angled twisted segments of stem and branches is its unique feature.
 
Euphorbia caducifolia Haines ? SN 15jan 31 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
It seems Euphorbia caducifolia Haines, but the twisted stem resembles Euphorbia tortilis Rottler ex Ainslie, It may be a variety or a form of E. caducifolia., observed from Manmad area of Nashik dt, Maharashtra
This is E. tortilis Rottl. ex Ainslie. The twisted stems indicate this species.

 
 
 
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