Euphorbia erythroclada Boiss., Prodr. 15(2): 25 1862. (syn: Chamaesyce erythroclada (Boiss.) Soják; Euphorbia oligantha Boiss. [Illegitimate]);
W. India as per WCSP;
Common name: Red-Branch Spurge


Euphorbia erythroclada Boiss. (Euphorbiaceae) : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)

Euphorbia erythroclada Boiss. (Euphorbiaceae) West Indian spurge / Rare plant
Thane rural, Maharashtra 2014 September

This is Euphorbia erythroclada Boiss. The lobed limbs of the cyathial glands are a distinctive feature of this species.


Requesting ID: Euphorbia species (2): 4 images.

This is from the same area as the one before. Looks slightly different in color.
Size similar though.

Habitat and full plant ?

Moyar dry forests, Nilgiris, TN.
The photographs are of the full plant. I have attached two more pictures here.
2 images.

Pl. check comparative images at Euphorbia

Resembles thymifolia

This appears to be Euphorbia erythroclada Boiss.
However I suggest you check the characters with the description of the species in ‘The genus Euphorbia of India’ by Binojkumar & N.P. Balakrishnan.

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