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All photos on this page by Soumen Aditya.

Author: Ethelbert Blatter & F. Hallberg, 1921
Origin:  Western Ghats, South-West India
Soil:  Grit - Clayish Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  8 (18) Centimetres
Flower:  Purplish - Reddish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Names:  Khandala Spurge
Synonyms:  Might (not) be: 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 Soumen 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.

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