Euphorbia susan-holmesiae Binojk. & Gopalan, Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 65: 277 1993. ;

S. India, Sri Lanka as per WCSP;


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Euphorbiaceae Fortnight :: for ID :: MK001 :  Attachments (6). 5 posts by 3 authors. 
Please help me in identifying this shrub found in drier parts of Nilgiris. The height of plant was about 4 metre tall. Is this Euphorbia antiquorum?
Date: February 2010
Location: Nilgiris eastern slope, TN
Alt.: 250 m asl
Habitat: Dry scrub 


I still think that this is Euphorbia susan-holmesiae Binojk. & Gopalan.


Thanks for the lead …, this is getting interest.


  

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Euphorbia susan-holmesiae Binojk. & Gopalan (Euphorbiaceae) : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Photographer: Dr. V. Sampath Kumar

Location: Nilgiri Mountains, Tamil Nadu, India.
Habit: Shrubs or trees, up to 3 m high.
Habitat: Scarce in scrub jungles and semievergreen forests, often on shallow soil over rocks, associated with E. antiquorum and E. tortilis between 250 – 1100 m altitudes (Flora of India, Volume 23, p. 326. 2012).
Distribution: India (Tamil Nadu) and Sri Lanka.

The Catalogue of Life has this as Euphorbia susannae as does The Plant List.

the plant list (which i have not given up on, yet) lists it this:

copy pasting their entry:
Euphorbia susan-holmesiae Binojk. & Gopalan is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Euphorbia (family Euphorbiaceae). The record derives from WCSP which reports it as an accepted name (record 82405) with original publication details: Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 65: 277 1993. Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNIurn:lsid:ipni.org:names:975455-1.
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References:

Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver. 1.1  WCSP  India Biodiversity Portal  Dave’s Garden 
Euphorbia antiquorum and its Allies – FGaS by Meena Singh (Comparision of Euphorbia antiquorum, Euphorbia santapauii, Euphorbia susan-holmesiae Euphorbia tortilis & Euphorbia vajravelui)

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