Euphorbia nana Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 329 1836. (Syn: Euphorbia panchganiensis Blatt. & McCann);
Acaulescent with inflorence before the leaves. Shoots bright red and cymes divided three times.
Flowering period: March-April
Succulent, root stock cylindric. Leaves broadly or narrowly lanceolate or oblong with wavy margins. Appearing after flowers. Cyathia 6 cm long, stout, fleshy, pale purple or pink. Involucres c 0.6cm across, glands oblong. Fruits 0.4-0.7cm broad, 3-lobed, cocci rounded. Seeds globose.
On lateritic plateaus of Satara, Kolhapur. Endemic.
probably insect pollinated
System: Terrestrial, exposed rocky areas.
Habitat: lateritic plateaus and scree at altitudes above 800 m ASL.
Attributions- Dr. Aparna Watve, Biome Conservation Foundation, Pune, India )
Euphorbia panchganiensis Blatt. & McCann: One of the endemic Euphorbia i.e Euphorbia panchganiensis Blatt. & McCann
From Kass Plateau in the month of May (01/05/2009)
I have always confusion in between Euphorbia panchganiensis and E. glauca Roxb.
But I think Bot are different.
Little herb with tiny flowers in sunny days on barren plateau its interesting………………
Nice plant and photographs. I was just reading about this species while sorting my specimens of Euphorbia.
Very nice, and that’s dedication!
EUPHORBIACEAE FORTNIGHT: Euphorbia panchganiensis Blatt. & McCann from Kass (Maharashtra) : Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Please find one of the endemic Euphorbia. E. panchganiensis Blatt. & McCann.
Picture was taken during 2010, in the dry days of April on Kass Plateau. I just willing to know is it different from Euphorbia acaulis?
It is a synonym of Euphorbia nana.
Euphorbia nana (Euphorbiaceae) : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Ex situ conservation at Botanical Survey of India, Pune.
if it is what i think it is, it should form a beautiful caudex.
Thanks to the people conserving it.
I knew it as a Euphorbia panchganiensis
It is restoration of correct name rather than intentional name changing.
thank you …
that explains the frequent name changes
i have seen botanists at some renowned bot gs some of whom did only do just that spend their office time in tracking the order of discoveries
drove me bonkers, they could have gone on to learn the newer fields of study and analysis…
but it looked like inertia at worst or obsession at best
or fear of newer avenues to do investigation with.. such as molecular biology
Sometimes back a senior scientist commented in a reputed Indian journal that he feels pity for the taxonomists who keep on digging and searching old literature in search of correct name of a plant which is a wastage of time!
Because of such thoughts and comments we are lagging far behind in this field.