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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Euphorbiaceae Accepted scientific name: Cyathia yellowish-green to pinkish, subterminal, axillary, single or in triads or individual cyathia together; peduncles reddish brown; primary peduncle 1 – 1. Cyathium is an inflorescence consisting of a cuplike cluster of modified leaves enclosing a female flower and several male flowers. Keep almost completely dry in winter.

The odour of its latex is pungent and lingering. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc.

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Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. Drawing of the stems with young leaves Photograph by: An on-line version is also available. It is a moderately fast grower, and will quickly become large landscape masterpieces in just years.


Juice of the plant is useful in chest pain and constipation.

Euphorbia antiquorum

Flowers and fruitis all year. Apex rounded or obtuse with a small pointed projection, base gradually narrowing downward. Only downside is from strong winds, the columns often smash into each other, causing permanent scarring Styles 3, not joined to each other, each style forking towards the natiquorum. Older stems cylindrical, with brownish bark; younger branches smooth, green, distinctly 3 atniquorum -angled, distinctly articulate with the segments by cm, drying greenish, with shallow to hardly narrowed sinuses between the spine-shields.

The milk is intensely irritant, euphorbin is the major constituent of the latex. Can include ecosystem services.

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No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. It needs no maintenance. Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata All stub articles.

It could also cover phenomena such as “plant flowering” or “chewing rates”. Dry ever green forest.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Green turning deep red on maturity. This Euphorbia -related article is a stub. The dried stalks are the cheapest of firewoods.


Euphorbia antiquorum – Triangular Spurge

It is wide spread throughout peninsular India but wild origin obscure. Spine-shields in rows, shallow, 1. Back to Succulents Encyclopedia index.

Water regularly during the active growing season from March to September. Your comments The flower labeled Triangular Spurge is The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Glabrous, obscurely lobed, smooth about mm in diameter.

Green turning deep red on maturity. This article needs additional citations for verification. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. It is sometime taken as a purgative, it is also used in rheumatism, toothache, nervine diseases, dropsy, palsy, deafness, to kill maggots in wounds, to clear warts and in contagious skin afflictions. Back to Euphorbia index.