June 2021..Euphorbia,, in all their myriad of forms

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June 2021..Euphorbia,, in all their myriad of forms

Post by fero » Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:13 am

Euphorbia in all their myriad of forms..

This is one of my favorite plant families.
From close ups, to your favorite specimen.
The unusual or the more comenly encountered.
The deadly and the detailed.

I look forward to seeing the Euphorbia you all are growing.
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Post by Ernie » Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:20 am

An excellent topic.
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Post by fero » Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:53 pm

Euphorbia have facinated me for quite a while. One of the first cactus and succulent books I owned was
W. Haage . cacti and succulents. It has mostly black drawings though they are very accurate. And a few colour plates. Their is a wonderful description of where the euphorbia name comes from. I'll include , part, of it here
Hopefully allowed for educational reasons.
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Also some information here
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Post by fero » Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:01 pm

And some pics
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Post by Pattock » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:35 pm

"...nor can it ever be destroyed." Words that will strike a chord with those who have weedy euphorbias in their garden.

Euphorbium may not be a major item in western commerce but there are still medical markets for it. Research into the resiniferatoxins and their synthetic derivatives has led to some very interesting discoveries.

I am pretty sure these photos are ineligible as they are 4 years old, not my plants and not terribly succulent. Euphorbia pulcherrima in Nerja, Andalusia, January 2017.
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Post by fero » Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:06 pm

poinsettia make lovely shrubs in the right climate. I was surprised when I first came across them in Laos, their are a few interesting cultivars with pink and multi colored leaves.
That first one is a lovely landscape I like the white washed buildings. They are your photos, so it doesn't matter when they where taken.
It reminded me that I had taken a pic of an unusual euphorbia on a Clif in Laos. I'll try and dig it out and see if anyone knows what it is.
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Post by Darren S » Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:14 pm

E. gorgonis according to the Silverhill catalogue. I struggle to tell many of the medusoids apart to be honest.
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Post by fero » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:43 pm

That's a great close up Darren, hope there's more like this
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Post by Darren S » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:50 pm

fero wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:43 pm
That's a great close up Darren, hope there's more like this
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Thank you! I've been trying out macro on Euphorbia flowers for a while - a great way to appreciate them.
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Re: June 2021..Euphorbia,, in all their myriad of forms

Post by Jim_Mercer » Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:24 pm

Looks like I only have four Euphorbias, three old plants that were labelled E. obesa
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The only other plant I could find (ignoring some spurges in garden) was this Euphorbia cylindrifolia ssp tubiflora
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I was about to put label back in pot before taking it to greenhouse when I decided the plant was really too low in the pot, plant is still in same pot with some fresh compost
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