Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra, Infocity
About Euphorbia milii Plant :
Habit : A small, armed shrub with stem fleshy, with long spines and bluish-white colour and milky latex.
Leaves : Alternate, oblong, acute or obovate, mucronate, spines on the branches in pairs, in between each pair of spines, is a reduced branch which bears pairs of small spines. In between each pair of spines a leaf is developed, therefore, the spines are modified stipules.
Inflorescence : Cyathium
Cyathia grouped dichotomously, stalked from the axils of upper leaves.
The peduncle is divided into two successively three times and the cyathia are seated on the ultimate pedicles.
Each cyathium is supported by two, petaloid, crimson or scarlet, orbicular mucronate bracts which have fused to the involucre in their lower part.
The involucre bears at the top margin, 5 broad, rounded glands, alternate, with the glands is a reddish scale or bracteole. Inside the involucre, there are many male flowers, consisting of a stalked stamen with two-anther lobes.
Ovary 3-locur, 3-lobed, with one ovule in each cell, styles 3, connate for half their length, each divided into a pair, short stigmas.
Flowering and Fruiting Time : Throughout the year.