Euphorbia lactea Haw., Syn. Pl. Succ. 127 1812. (Syn: Euphorbia lactea Roxb.);
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Elkhorn, Frilled Fan, Crested Euphorbia, Candelabra Plant;
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Small shrub or tree 3-4 angled, the sides white, spines in pairs on the ridges. The plant is not known to flower, often confused with and sold as E. antiquorum 
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The main differences between these two species are that in E. lactea the leaves are less than 1 cm long and early caducous; whereas in E. trigona the leaves are more than 3 cm long and not early caduceus.
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Euphorbiaceae Week: Euphorbia lactea ‘Cristata’ from Delhi: Euphorbia lactea ‘Cristata’ from Delhi. This cultivar of E. lactea has tips of branches forming cristate shape like a cock’s comb.
Please note the typical straight branches of E lactea with white bands on the faces in third photograph.


–  Perhaps we can expand the key for woody species of Euphorbia as under:
Stem rounded, not angled or winged:……   E. nivulia
Stem angled or winged
Angles not produced into wing, spirally arranged:..
Wings 3-4
wings running straight, sinuate, regularly dentate
Stems green without white bands          ,…E. antiquorum
       Stems white wholly or partially
Stems with white bands on faces
Stem apex not cristate (without crowns at tips)……. E. lactea
       Stem apex cristate (with crowns at tips)…… E lactea cv. Cristata
Stems uniformly greyish white…..E. lactea cv. White Ghost

wings running spirally, …… E. tortilis
Wings 5-6, undulate……. E. royleana


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Euphorbia Cactus for ID : Flower Show,Mumbai : 071012 : AK-3:
An Euphorbia cactus seen at the Flower Show in Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai which was white in color.
A cultivated, potted cactus seen on 19/2/2011.


Euphorbia lactea alba


Better to use “succulent” than “cactus” in this case – cactus means member of Cactaceae family.



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Spurge for ID : Oman : 200213 : AK-2:  An old picture of mine.

A cactus or succulent seen here in Muscat.

Spurge but which one?


Euphorbia lactea

Pl. see this link

Thanks a lot for the id and link.
I went through your link.

Now I recollect to having posted a white one from flower show in Mumbai.


Is this also Euphorbia lactea ?

Picture also taken here.


Yes …


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Plants from Cactus Garden: Euphorbia lactea 1&2 for validation :  Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.

These two pics were taken from Cactus and Succulent Garden in Panchkula, Haryana… I have named them, Euphorbia lactea 1 and E. lactea 2, because I hope they both belong to this taxon..kindly validate/rectify…


I think Euphorbia lactea is right id


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Euphorbiaceae Fortnight: Euphorbia lactea ‘Cristata’ from Delhi-GS-21 : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.

Euphorbia lactea ‘Cristata’ from Delhi This cultivar of E. lactea has tips of branches forming cristate shape like a cock’s comb.

Please note the typical straight branches of E lactea with white bands on the faces in third photograph.



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Fwd: Euphorbiaceae Week: Euphorbia lactea Haw from Delhi-GS-20 :  Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Euphorbia lactea Haw. Syn. Pl. Succ. 127 1812.
syn: Euphorbia lactea Roxb
This interesting shrub I photographed at Delhi University Flower Show, looking like E. antiquorum but with white stem. Small shrub or tree 3-4 angled, the sides white, spines in pairs on the ridges. 
The plant is not known to flower, often confused with and sold as E. antiquorum

Common names: Candelabra cactus, False cactus, Hatback, Dragon bones.


Good photos, Sir.


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Euphorbiaceae Week: Euphorbia lactea Haw.: Euphorbia lactea Haw. Syn. Pl. Succ. 127 1812.
syn: Euphorbia lactea Roxb.

This interesting shrub I photographed at Delhi University Flower Show, looking like E. antiquorum but with white stem. Small shrub or tree 3-4 angled, the sides white, spines in pairs on the ridges. The plant is not known to flower, often confused with and sold as E. antiquorum
Common names: Candelabra cactus, False cactus, Hatback, Dragon bones.


This cultivar of Euphorbia lactea is slightly different from the typical plant in being greyish-white overall and known as ‘White Ghost.’ The typical E. lactea has green angles and white bands on the faces



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Euphorbiaceae Fortnight : 05112013 ARK-06 : Euphorbia lactea from Sagar Upvan, Mumbai – February 2013 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Attached are pictures of Euphorbia lactea from Sagar Upvan, Mumbai in February 2013.



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Euphorbia lactea from Muscat.


Reply from another thread:

“This is Euphorbia trigona Miller

The 3-winged branches are constricted at base, reddish green when young and white marbled between wings.”


I am sorry, I made a mistake in my message of 21 Nov. sent at 14.09. These three photos do belong to E. lactea and not E. trigona. My earlier identification was correct. The main differences between these two species are that in E. lactea the leaves are less than 1 cm long and early caducous; whereas in E. trigona the leaves are more than 3 cm long and not early caducous.



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Euphorbia lactea Haw. is planted as a cactus (though not true in botanical sense) in many gardens of Pantnagar.


The shape is unique, never seen…



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Sharing pictures of Euphorbia lactea ‘Alba’ from Flower Show in Mumbai.


Yes, this seems to be Euphorbia lactea cultivar. alba.



 

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Euphorbia lactea ‘Cristata’ from a plant nursery & our home garden in Nasik.



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Please help to fix the id of this large ornamental shrub, shot from cactus garden, Panchkula..

is this Euphorbia lactea?


The second photograph is Euphorbia lactea Haw., with trigonous branches.  However, I am not sure of the first one, which seems to possess 5-angled stems.


 

Seen at the BBC Show in Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai.


Yes, this is a cultivated variety of Euphorbia lactea cv. cristata


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Euphorbia For ID : 291013 : AK-3 :  Attachments (1). 8 posts by 3 authors.

Seen in a garden.

Euphorbia lactea?

Kindly confirm id.


This is Euphorbia lactea Haw., the white patches in the valleys of branches are its characteristic feature,


After further thought, it is possible that this could be E. trigona Miller. I am not able to decide, which one is the correct one.


Thanks … for the follow up and id.

I have posted this under ‘Euphorbiaceae Fortnight’ (AK-14) with two more pictures.

Kindly have a look.


Here is the link with two more pictures.


This is Euphorbia trigona Miller

The 3-winged branches are constricted at base, reddish green when young and white marbled between wings.


I am sorry, I made a mistake in my message of 21 Nov. sent at 14.09. These three photos do belong to E. lactea and not E. trigona. My earlier identification was correct. The main differences between these two species are that in E. lactea the leaves are less than 1 cm long and early caducous; whereas in E. trigona the leaves are more than 3 cm long and not early caducous.



 

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SL 26 151113 :  Attachments (1). 6 posts by 5 authors.

Please ID this succulent Euphorbiaceae. Phoro was taken in Sri Lanka in Oct 2012.


I think, it is Euphorbia lactea ‘Cristata’


Yes, It is a cultivated garden form called Euphorbia lactea var. cristata.


… is correct.



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Euphorbia For ID : MNP,Mumbai : 200314 : AK-25: Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Euphorbia seen at Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai on 17/11/13.

Cultivated plant.

Species id please.


I hope Euphorbia lactea


Many thanks for the id.



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Euphorbia For ID : Muscat : 10OCT16 : AK-14 : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Euphorbia Species seen at a plant nursery.

An old picture. Cultivated.

Any other images, …


I have only one picture.

Will try to take few more over the weekend.


Similar plant posted earlier was identified by … as Euphorbia lactea Haw.

I will still try taking more pictures.


Adding pictures taken yesterday in the same nursery, as requested by you.


This is probably E. lactea Haw. I am not sure. The plant is probably under cultivation in gardens, as it is not found wild in Middle East.


Thank you for this suggested id as well. You are right Sir. This was a cultivated plant.



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Euphorbia lactea F Cristata

On the Internet, The family of the Plant shown is Euphorbia Family. However, can the above plant be called as a Cactus

Thanks, …, I think only members of the Cactaceae family should be called Cactus. I am not sure, I may be wrong also.


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Cactus for ID : Mumbai : 25MAR21 : AK-09: 3 images.
A Cactus seen at a garden in Mumbai.


Looks closure to Euphorbia nerifolia posted by … at this link.  But not sure of the ID.
Flickr


I don’t think so. Looks different.
Could be Euphorbia lactea Cristata.

Just a guess.


Looks like Euphorbia lactea.


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Cactus for ID : Mumbai : 29MAR21 : AK-10: 3 images.
Similar to a post which I have posted earlier. Could be Euphorbia Species.


Pl. check images at Euphorbia lactea


Yes, seems close. … will be able to identify it correctly.


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