Euphorbia maddenii Boiss., Prodr. 15(2): 141 1862. (Syn: Tithymalus maddenii (Boiss.) Soják);

Images by (Nidhan Singh – validation by Gurcharan Singh) & (Dinesh Valke – validation by N.P.Balakrishnan), (For
more photos & complete details, click on the links, (inserted by Bhagyashri



VOF Week: Euphorbia for identification from the trek…:  

This one was shot from the Trek…hope to get id…is this Euphorbia madennii?

I think yes … Very good photographs




VoiF Week :: DV :: 04 AUG 12 – 0835 :: Euphorbia ¿ species ? along Ghangaria – Govind Ghat trail: 4 AUG 12
Ghangaria – Govind Ghat trail about 8400 ft

Habitat: mountain slope
Habit: herb, about 50 – 60 cm high

Perhaps Euphorbia maddenii

Referring to a part of description of Euphorbia maddenii in Flora of Pakistan.
… Cyathia shortly pedunculate. Glands semilunar, truncate on the outer edge and with 2 slender horns in length equalling the width of the gland; glands greenish at first, later brownish, horns pale straw-coloured. Fruit roundly trilobate, 2.5 x 2.5-3 mm, smooth, pale green. Styles spreading, united at the base, 0.7 mm long, bifid.
Putting here a cropped version from one of the photos; clearly can see the semilunar green glands, the 2 slender pale straw-coloured horns
Am strongly convinced of … thought of Euphorbia maddenii.
Hoping to receive validating comment(s) … not sure if such glands and horns are found in any other close species.

Similar glands are also met in a few other species but they are distinct: E. maddenii uploaded by … is a much delicate plant and actually E. peplus; E. prolifera has habit and leaves looking much similar to E. wallichii; E. dracunculoides has linear leaves, a plant of a plant of tropical plains.

For sake of clarity, …, would distinct imply this posted plant to be E. maddenii ?

Euphorbia maddenii as per another thread.

Yes … Thank you very very much for this effort to update this post with the ID.




Euphorbiaceae fortnight :: Euphorbia maddenii at Ghangaria FOR VALIDATION :: DV33 : 5 images. 6 posts by 4 authors.

Euphorbia ¿ maddenii Boiss. ?
Earlier posted during VoF Week; many thanks to … for the possible ID of Euphorbia maddenii 
along Ghangaria – Govind Ghat trail on 04 AUG 12  

Yes, this is Euphorbia maddenii Boiss.



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