Euphorbia leucocephala

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Euphorbia leucocephala Lotsy
  • Common Name : Snow Bush, White Small Leaf Poinsettia, Snow Flake, White-Laced Euphorbia
  • Plant Family : Euphorbiaceae
  • Plant Form : Shrub
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Aranya Van

About Euphorbia leucocephala Plant :

  • Habit : A spreading shrub having white milky latex and uniformly spreading thin, pinkish branches.
  • Leaves : Elliptic-lanceolate, petiolate, light green, usually opposite or in whorls of three or more.
  • Inflorescence : Flowers are borne in umbels.
  • Flowers : Inconspicuous, small, yellow but fragrant, bracteate, bractsobovate, creamy white.       
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : November - January
  • Significance : It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant in gardens and in pots.