Euphorbia antiquorum from Delhi and Panchkula

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Gurcharan Singh

Apr 24, 2011, 12:15:01 PM4/24/11
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Our recent visit to Cactus Garden Panchkula further clarified the identity of Succulent shrub or tree like Euphorbias. I realised that in my earlier post in November 2010, I had mixed up photographs of two different species: E. antiquorum and E. trigona.

I am uploading them now separately. 

Here are photographs of E. antiquorum have 3-4 winged stems, with wings running almost straight but constricted into segments; ridges of wings somewhat dentate, spines in pairs, up to 6 mm long; leaves 2-5 cm long, obovate, orbicular to obovate-oblong, early caducous.
   related species E. lactea has stems with white band on the faces between the wings.   

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089

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