Common name: Triangular Spurge, Square Spurge, Square milk hedge, Fleshy spurge • Hindi: त्रिधार Tridhara, वज्र कंटक Vajrakantaka • Manipuri. Euphorbia antiquorum Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli Euphorbia antiquorum is the classic tree spurge of India. Origin and Habitat: Wide spread throughout. Family Name: Euphorbiaceae. Synonyms: Euphorbia cactus, Euphorbia cervicornis, Euphorbia nuvulia. Common Names: Sesudu, Malayan Tree Spurge .

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Views Read Edit View history. Cyathia yellowish-green to pinkish, subterminal, axillary, single or in triads or individual cyathia together; peduncles reddish brown; primary peduncle 1 – 1.

Euphorbia antiquorum – Useful Tropical Plants

The flower structures are called cyathia. An on-line version is also available. Saline extracts of the stems are antibiotic. All phenological events—leaf flush The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative.

The Theory of Citrasutras in Indian Painting. Can be pruned for shape and branching. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. If plant becomes very red, this is a sign that the roots have not developed properly. Yellow cyathia can be in triads or individual together. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed.

The latex is a fish poison. Common English Names include: Farftyun, Farfiyun, Farfiun, Farfium.


Give the plant an airy growing medium which mainly consists of non organic material such us clay, pumice, lava grit, and only a little peat or leaf-mould.

Idukki, Thiruvananthapuram Tamil Nadu: Keep almost completely dry in winter. All the euphprbia and photos in cactus art files are now available also in the new the Encyclopaedia of Succulents.

If plant becomes very red, this is a sign that the roots have not developed properly. Related observations Show all. Green turning deep red on maturity. It can tolerate moderate shade, and a plant that has been growing in shade should be slowly hardened off before placing it in full antiquirum as the plant will be severely scorched if moved too suddenly from wuphorbia into sun.

Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Paired, sharp, mm long, spine shields small, stipules pricklelike.

Document specific search options Title. Latex is useful in killing maggots of wounds. Male flower with only 1 stamen, filament short; female flower situated alone at the center of the cyathium, protruding beyond the involucre.

Only downside is from strong winds, the columns often smash into each other, causing permanent scarring The odour of its latex is pungent and lingering. Saline extracts of the stems are antibiotic. Search in all groups Search within this group. Type the digit seven into the box. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Like quite small pots, repott in very later winter, early spring. It can also be kept as an indoor ornamental plant.


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We are, of course, seeking photos of species wntiquorum yet shown in the gallery but not only that, we are also looking for better pictures than those already present. The latex is a fish poison. All Euphorbias contain a white sap that can be irritating to eyes and mucous membranes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If contact is made with this white sap, take care to not touch face or eyes before washing hands with soap and water.

It is sometime taken as a purgative, it is also used in rheumatism, toothache, euphodbia diseases, dropsy, palsy, deafness, to kill maggots in sntiquorum, to clear warts and in contagious skin afflictions. Juice of the plant is useful in chest pain and constipation. Now containing plants. Euphorbia antiquorumknown as antique spurge and “Euphorbia of the Ancients”is a species of succulent plant in the Euphorbiaceae family.

Cyathia axillary, in lax cymes; bracts 5, 5 mm, ovate; peduncles 1 cm long; involucre cupular, 5 mm long, glands antiquoorum, thick, semicircular; male flowers in 5 groups of each; stalk 3 mm, female flowers erect; ovary 3 x 4, styles 3.