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Euphorbia Milii

Euphorbia Milii
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-15
Categories: Cacti
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2, Tamron 62mm UV-Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-15 9:01
Viewed: 1921
Points: 26
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I have captured this Cactus in our yard,just next to the pond.I don't know exact what kind of species it is and how it grown here!It doesn't grown in natural habitat in our area.I think my neighbor had shaped their garden trees and rest of the unwanted branches had thrown beside the pond.Any how it's grown there.
Wish TN members can help me about this species.

(I shall add NOTE if I get the species).
*****Thank You Very Much Hernan Bortondello(nanreh); and all my TN friends who have helped me to find out the exact species.*****

Euphorbia milli(Crown Of Thorns) is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family Euphorbiaciae,native Madagascar.The species name. Commemorates Baron Milius,once Governor of Reunion,who introduced the species to France in 1821.
It is suspected that the species was introduced to the Middle East in ancient times,and legend associates it with the CROWN OF THORNS worn by Christ.
It is a succulent climbing shrub growing to 1.8 m(5 ft 11 in)tall,with densely spiny stems,the straight,slender spines up to 3 cm long,which help it scramble over other plants.The leaves are found mainly on new growth, and are obovate,up to 3.5 cm long and 1.5 cm broad.The flowers are small,subtended by a pair of conspicuous petal-like bracts,variably red,pink or white,up to 12 mm broad.The sap is moderately poisonous.Wat Phrik in Thailand claims to be the home of the World's tallest Christ plant.

Scientific Classification:
Species:E.milii(Des Moul)

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Not a cactus, although it belongs to the large family of succulents, which also includes the cactus. It is a succulent (ie plant that stores water) of the genus Euphorbia called euphorbia milii (originally from the island of Madagascar) in Argentina is very common, is used as a hedge because its many tremendous spines are She was a real defense gardens, and lots of flowers (ranging from pink, deep red and yellow) are also very decorative. A big hug, Srikumar!

Hernán Bortondello

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-15 11:32]

Hi Srikumar,this plant is very common in my country too,but only in the flowers shops..ehehe..i know it,it's a beautiful euphorbia,so nice with its red flowers,very decorative and not difficult to preserve at home,very interesting post,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Srikumar, great macro of lovely flower, fantastic colors, excellent clarity, beautiful blurry BG, splendid light and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-15 12:57]

Hello Srikumar,
Very nice photo of this cactus. Beautiful light and colours in a very good composition. Excellent sharpness and details.

Hi Sri,
I think Hernán (nanreh) had the right answer about the ID. Photographically seen a beautiful image, the composition's very pleasant with great colors, sharpness and awesome shallow DoF. Simply brilliant job! Congratulations!
Best regards, László

Hello Srikumar
Nice capture with beautiful light, colour and sharpness.
About the ID, Hernán (nanreh) is correct, its a Euphorbia milii and most probably this is not found wild in India or may be it is, our country is so big, so geographical and environmental variation is present here.
Any way this is good picture.
best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-15 19:07]

Hello Srikumar,
I think Hernan has correctly identified this plant. An attractive shot of what I believe is sometimes called the Crown of Thorns. Check out this link. Just copy and past it into your web browser.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-15 19:15]

Beautiful flowers, so colorful in good composition and lighting. you got the Id, right. tfs.

Hello Srikumar
照的清晰 很漂亮的花朵
有著光線的變化 使花朵有深和淺的色彩變化
樹木的刺也很醒目 也奇特 非常的搭配
光線亮麗 構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi sri,
It is very different and very colourful. captured in superp lighting environment.
nice composition.


Hello Srikumar,
Nice capture with fine details and lovely colours.

hallo Sri
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Srikumar

Beautiful photo of this butterfly in a lovely lateral light,
great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


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