Euphorbia royleana from Cactus Garden Panchkula

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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 2, 2011, 12:09:33 PM9/2/11
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Euphorbia royleana Boiss. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 83. 1862.
syn: Euphorbia pentagona Royle

Common names: Danda thor (Punjab, Jammu), Thor, shakarpitan, suli (Hindi)
Succulent spiny shrub or small tree, up to 6 m tall; branches 5-7 angled, 5-7 cm thick, angles more or less undulately winged with paired 3-5 mm long stipular spines on distinct shield, with broad flat faces between; leaves alternate, sessile or sub-sessile, oblanceolate-spatulate, 5-15 cm long; cyathia sessile, in threes, yellowish; glands transversely oblong, ochreous; fruit triradiate, smooth, glabrous. 

Common in subtropical tracts of Morni, Jammu, Udhampur and Jammu, Pakistan and Nepal. Photographed from Cactus Garden, Panchkula in April, 2011

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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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Gurcharan Singh

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Sep 2, 2011, 12:11:28 PM9/2/11
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The last two photographs from Near Nandini between Udhampur and Jammu in J & K state, taken on August 22, 2011


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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
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

Balkar Arya

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Sep 2, 2011, 12:31:46 PM9/2/11
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Thanks for reminding that nice tour Sir
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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Tanay Bose

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Sep 2, 2011, 1:49:51 PM9/2/11
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Thanks Sir Ji for the post seen this plant many times 
but never got an oppertunity to see the flowers .
Tanay
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