Euphorbia willowmanii??

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Euphorbia willowmanii??

Post by MikeDom » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:29 pm

The label on this plant says E. willowmanii as far as I can work out, for which I can find no reference at all. It looks similar to my Euphorbia suppressa and I believe it is a medusoid. Has anyone come across this name before please or agree with my thoughts?
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Re: Euphorbia willowmanii??

Post by ralphrmartin » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:45 pm

Euphorbia wilmaniae perhaps?
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Re: Euphorbia willowmanii??

Post by Acid John » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:37 pm

Flowers will help a lot plus seed pods.
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Re: Euphorbia willowmanii??

Post by Apicra » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:12 pm

This does look like E. suppressa (or gorgonis?) and not like E wilmaniae. The name could be a reference to the town of Willowmore although E. supressa was only reported from further W when Gerhard Marx published the name.

Do you think your plant has been dug up from the wild? It looks quite old.

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Re: Euphorbia willowmanii??

Post by MikeDom » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:39 am

Thank you all, I thought Ralph had done some excellent detective work but can't find any pictures of Euphorbia wilmaniae to compare. I think it is an old plant, it is about treble the size of my 15 year old E suppressa.

I picked this plant up at the weekend with a plant labelled Euphorbia enermis (pictures below) which again looks very old, the 10p coin is there for scale. Both plants are very well rooted. The sellers had a lot of old greenhouse grown plants that look to have been pot grown for years and said they were getting rid of some of their Euphorbias to make space. I don't have any reason to think they have recently been taken from the wild and I picked them up for no money at all. But now I doubt that this is E enermis either.
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Re: Euphorbia willowmanii??

Post by Florian » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:59 pm

Here are some pics of a E. wilmaniae for comparison with your plant: https://www.cactuseros.com/Especie/2218 ... iae__.html

I think it looks different from yours.
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