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sibdas ghosh

Feb 22, 2009, 9:47:03 AM2/22/09
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Hedge plant, Pedilanthus tithymaloides, belonging to Euphorbiacea,
With typical inflorescense- Cyathodium, resembling slippers, hence
also known as slipper plants

From Taki, N, 24 pgs, 20.2.2009



Feb 22, 2009, 11:23:43 AM2/22/09
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Sorry forgot tomention that the broad leaves which are visible are of
a different plant, leaves of this species are much smaller and a few
of them can be seen at lower right .
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J.M. Garg

Feb 28, 2009, 9:21:00 AM2/28/09
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Some extracts from Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_tithymaloides

Euphorbia tithymaloides (Redbird cactus or Devil's backbone; syn. Pedilanthus tithymaloides) is a succulent spurge. In the wild, it grows in North America and Central America, but it is also kept as a houseplant. The cyathia bracts of Euphorbia tithymaloides are pinkish-red of colour, and resemble small birds, whence its name. It has distinctive zig-zag stems, and comes in both green and variegated forms. Leaves are pointed ovals about 2 inches long. They can grow to about 6 feet tall.

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