Thank you Rashida ji, Gurcharan ji for your inputs.
> E. caducifolia is more like E. nivulia in stem without angles,
> differentiated from latter in absence of distinct trunk with branches
> arising from base, smaller leaves (3-8 cm long) and longer spines 0.5-1 cm
> (leaves 10-25 cm long, spines shorter than 0.5 cm in E. nivulia).
> To me the above plants appears E. neriifolia with spirally arranged spines
> on low angles.
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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> On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 4:30 PM, Rashida Atthar <atthar.rash...@gmail.com
> > Attaching the type specimen. Keeping the size larger than normal so that
> > the sketches are seen.
> > regards,
> > Rashida.
> > On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 4:26 PM, Rashida Atthar <atthar.rash...@gmail.com
> >> Yes indeed it is Euphorbia caducifolia Haines. This was also the missing
> >> one from the panaroma posted so far ! Thanks. Some keys
> >> A pale green, dense, fleshy, dendroid shrub , upto 2 m high, with numerous
> >> branches arising from the very base. -Aima's book pg 194.
> >> Branches angular; stipular spines on prominent tubercles arranged in
> >> spirals; leaves obovate or lanceolate; cyathia red- Dr. Almeida's flora ,
> >> Vol IV-B, pg ; 304.
> >> The milky juice is used for colds and applied for blisters on the skin
> >> The leaves are eaten and rarely sold in the market as a vegatable. -Aima -pg
> >> 194.
> >> regards,
> >> Rashida.