Viguier's Spurge
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Viguier's Spurge
ntroduced Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Viguier's Spurge
Botanical name: Euphorbia viguieri    Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)

This is a succulent plant from Madagascar. It is named for René Viguier, early 20th century French botanist. It is not a cactus, although it looks like one. The stems of this plant are narrow at the base with emerald green leaves which are basally red. White veins are prominent on the underside of the leaves. The brilliant red "flowers" (botanically called cyathia) are erect.

Identification credit: Ajinkya Gadave Photographed at Sagar Upvan, Mumbai.

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