|Author: ||Ethelbert Blatter &
F. Hallberg, 1921
Ghats, South-West India
||Grit - Clayish Sand
||8 (18) Centimetres
Purplish - Reddish
Euphorbia fusiformis Buch.-Ham. ex
D.Don var. khandallensis, M.S.Binojkumar. & Nambiyath
Puthansurayil Balakrishnan, 2007.
Euphorbia panchganiensis, Blatt. & McCann.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was
given this name by Ethelbert Blatter and F. Hallbergin 1921. It is found in the Western
Ghats of South-West India, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The buried
caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter and 40 centimetres
long. The short branches are almost buried too, and the plant only
raises to eight centimetres while the inflorescence reach 18
centimetres. The flowers are pinkish to reddish.
As seen on
Aditya's photos of
wild plants, the leaves vary in colouration.
The genera name; Euphorbia
dates back to the first century BC, where King Juba II of
Mauritania used it in a reference to his doctor, Euphorbos, and that
name was kept as a generic name by Carl von Linnaeus. The species
name after the occurrence near Khandalla in India.