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J.M. Garg

Oct 14, 2008, 11:15:20 AM10/14/08
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Decorative plant seen at Sanjeevaiah Park in Hyderabad, AP.
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Unided in Hyderabad, AP I IMG_9572.jpg

Kenneth Greby

Oct 14, 2008, 11:45:07 AM10/14/08
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This is a Crown-of-Thorns hybrid, Euphorbia milii. There are dozens of cultivars.

Ken Greby
Palmetto Bay, Florida USA

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J.M. Garg

Oct 14, 2008, 12:33:16 PM10/14/08
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Thanks, Ken ji.
Here are some extracts from Wikipedia link:

Euphorbia milii (Crown-of-thorns or Christ Plant) is a species of Euphorbia native to Madagascar.

It is a succulent climbing shrub growing to 1.8 m tall, with densely spiny stems, the straight, slender spines up to 3 cm long, which help it scramble over other plants. The leaves are obovate, up to 3.5 cm long and 1.5 cm broad. The flowers are small, subtended by a pair of conspicuous petal-like bracts, variably red, pink or white, up to 12 mm broad.[1]

It is a variable species, and several varieties have been described; some of these are treated as distinct species by some authors
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