Spreading Branch Spurge   
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Spreading Branch Spurge
ntroduced Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Spreading Branch Spurge
Botanical name: Euphorbia actinoclada    Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)

Spreading Branch Spurge is an interesting succulent from the Kenya-Ethiopia- Somalia border. It is a low, spreading, spiny shrub with beautiful dark-green stems striped in yellow. Branches radiate out from the base, a character which gives it the species name actinoclada, which means radiating branches. The cyathia are orange-red. It is a popular garden plant. The rooted cuttings fit into 4-inch pots.

Identification credit: Guna Samuel
Photographed in Yogi Nursery, Delhi.
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