Leafless Milk Hedge
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Leafless Milk Hedge
ative Photo: Pradip Krishen
Common name: Leafless Milk Hedge • Hindi: थोर Thor, डंडा थोर Danda-thor • Telugu: Katte jemudu
Botanical name: Euphorbia caducifolia    Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)

Leafless Milk Hedge is a plant very similar to Leafy Milk Hedge. It differs chiefly in being a many-stemmed shrub forming dense thickets up to 3 m tall and 10 m across, and in having smaller readily-falling leaf-blades 2.5-8 x 2-5 cm. It also has the stipule-spines 0.5-1 cm long. Flowering: February-March.

Identification credit: Pradip Krishen, Kiran Thumma Photographed in Jodhpur, Rajasthan & Maharashtra.

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