Euphorbia vajravelui Binojk. & N.P.Balakr., Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 63: 229 1991.;
SW. India as per POWO;
Stout trees to 4 m tall; stems thick, succulent, flattened or 3-angled, 3-4 cm broad, glabrous; angles armed with paired black spines, 1-10 mm long. Leaves minute, 5mm long, ovate. Cyathea solitary or 2-5 together, 5-8 mm across, sessile above the spines along the angles of the stem, involucral lobes obtuse, glabrous, 4-glanded along the angles. Male florets fascicled in 4 or 5 bundles with 4-6 in each bundle; ovary glabrous; styles connate to the middle. Fruits not seen.
Flowering and fruiting: March-April
Rocky areas in evergreen forests
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)
Euphorbia vajravelui Binojk. & N.P.Balakr. submission AS2 February22: 8 high res. images.
Here’s one new South Western Ghat endemic Euphorbia species addition to our website.
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