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Friday, August 21, 2009

Euphorbia



Euphorbia Milii, height 50 cm.

Common name : Christ Plants

Euphorbia milii (Crown-of-thorns or Christ Plant) is a woody, succulent species of Euphorbia native to Madagascar. The species name commemorates Baron Milius, once governor of RĂ©union, who introduced the species to France in 1821.[1] 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 Jesus ( Wikipedia )

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