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
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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