Euphorbia cooperi from Panchkula

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Gurcharan Singh

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12-Apr-2011, 7:36:50 am12/04/11
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Euphorbia cooperi N. E. Br. ex A. Berger, Sukkul. Euphorb. 83. 1906 ("1907")


An african species, often cultivated. Succulent spiny tree up to 6 m tall, 5-6 winged stem constricted into segments, the terminal segment appearing like a  tower; spines in pairs up to 6 mm long, grey with blackish tips; leaves scale-like early deciduous; cymes in groups of 3, sessile, glands 5, yellow; fruit yellow with red angles. 
Photographed from Cactus Garden, Panchkula, Chandigarh on April 9, 2011

Common names: Lesser Candelabra Tree, Transvaal Candelabra Tree 

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Satish Chile

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12-Apr-2011, 8:47:14 am12/04/11
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Nice catch sir ji.
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tanay bose

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12-Apr-2011, 9:20:15 am12/04/11
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Nice one
Thanks for sharing
Tanay
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