ISI 2010-21. Euphorbia milii Des Moulins

Some botanist could spend a lifetime trying to make sense of the full spectrum of variation in this species; the few varietal names that have been validly published do them scant justice. There is much horticultural potential to be found here. The form offered here makes compact shrublets to 1' tall or so from a swollen caudiciform base. The color of the cyathial bracts is variable; most are pink with a paler “eye”, but pure creamy-yellow and pure red forms also occur. HBG 80651, plants from controlled pollination of material collected Dec 30, 1990, by Alfred Razafindratsira at Ihosy, Mahasoa, Madagascar. $15.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 82 (2), March - April, 2010