Euphorbia milii Des Moul.
  • Bull. Hist. Nat. Soc. Linn. Bordeaux

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Euphorbia milii Des Moul. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 26 Oct 2020'

General Information

Shrubs, scrambling, many branched, 60-90 cm. Stems obscurely 3-5-angled, densely spiny. Leaves alternate, clustered at stem apex; stipules forming spines 1-1.3(-2) cm; petiole absent or nearly so; leaf blade obovate to oblong-oblanceolate, 1.5-5 × 0.8-1.8 cm, base attenuate, margin entire, apex rounded. Cyathia in subapical, dichasial cymes, peduncle 4-7 cm; cyathophylls 2, reniform-rounded, 8-10 × 12-14 mm, usually bright red (pink, white, or yellow in some cultivars), apex rounded; involucre campanulate, 3-4 × 3.5-4 mm, lobes 5, lanceolate; glands 5, reniform-rounded, ca. 1 × 2 mm, yellow-red. Male flowers many; bracteoles linear, apex pilose. Female flower: ovary smooth and glabrous, usually included with involucre; styles connate below middle; stigma 2-lobed. Capsule 3-lobed-ovoid, ca. 3.5 × 4 mm, smooth and glabrous. Seeds ovoid-terete, ca. 2.5 × 2 mm, gray-brown, reticulate; caruncle absent. Fl. and fr. all year.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora Of CHina @
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

    Euphorbia milii Des Moul., Bull. Hist. Nat. Soc. Linn. Bordeaux 1: 27. 1826; E. bojeri var. mucronulata Ram. Goyena; E. splendens Bojer ex Hook.; E. milii var. splendens (Bojer ex Hook.) Ursch & Leandri.

    Arbustos, 1.5 m de alto, ramas glabras escasamente anguladas, con espinas estipulares puntiagudas ca 5–20 mm de largo. Hojas alternas, tempranamente deciduas y presentes sólo en los nudos distales, obovadas a espatuladas, 1.5–7 (–12) cm de largo y 1–2 (–4) cm de ancho, obtuso-apiculadas en el ápice, cuneadas y decurrentes en la base, enteras, membranáceas, glabras; pecíolos mal definidos. Ciatios en cimas axilares, ramas de la inflorescencia e involucro glabras, bractéolas rojizas, glándulas 5, ovadas, carnosas, exapendiculadas. Cápsula no vista, pero rara vez producida.

    Cultivada, registrada por Ramírez Goyena; nativa de Madagascar. Esta entidad cultivada fue tratada como E. splendens en la Flora Costaricensis. "Corona de Cristo".

  • Provided by: [E].Flora de Nicaragua
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 

     Information From

    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    MBG Floras Images
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora Of CHina @
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora de Nicaragua
    WD Stevens, CU Ulloa, A Pool and OM Montiel. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2001
    • E Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
    • G All Rights Reserved
    Global Tree Search
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • H Botanic Gardens Conservation International
    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
    • I See IUCN Terms and conditions of use