Euphorbia neriifolia ?; 



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Please help to id this Euphorbia shot from Panchkula Cactus Garden…

Euphorbia caducifolia

This seems to be Euphorbia antiquorum L. The only difference I noticed is that the fruits are purplish red, whereas in E. antiquorum the fruits are usually yellowish to yellow-orange.

Please consider E. neriifolia, taking into account the branches in the background, if they belong to the same plant.

Agree with …

It is not possible to determine this correctly unless you see the whole plant clearly. The branches seems to be twisted. Hence it is possible that this is either E. tortilis or E. neriifolia.



Euphorbia neriifolia : For Validation : Nasik : 02JUL19 : AK-5 : 12 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Seen on a mountain slope in Nasik on 25th June.

Experts kindly validate.

Pl. check with images at 

Looks different from images at Euphorbia neriifolia
Pl. check comparative images at Euphorbia   

Can it be Euphorbia tortilis Rottler ex Ainslie by any chance ? 

Thanks for suggested id.
Our Euphorbiaceae experts, … should be able to give the correct id.

This is puzzling. There are two species with such 3-angled wings: E. trigona and E. tortilis. The former has such large leaves but the branches are not twisted as in the present case. 

The branches are exact match with E. tortilis, but the leaves are much larger (leaves of E. tortilis are less than 1 cm in length). Thus, this might be a species unknown to us, either a new record or new species! Further studies are very desirable. 

In case there are five angles then E. neriifolia.

Thanks for the id.
Whenever I revisit the place, will definitely have a better look and take more pictures.

This plant shows several vegetative characters of E. neriiolia L. It is probably a young plant of the species. I suggest you watch the plant’s growth and compare the floral characters with those of the species as given in the revision of the genus in India. It is definitely not E. tortilis Rottler & Ainslie

Thank you for validating this plant from Nasik.
If I revisit the place, will surely click more pictures and have a closer look.