Euphorbia fulgens Klotzsch

Scarlet Plume

Perennial shrub to 2 m high, usually single-stemmed from rootstock, each stem branched many times; evergreen. Leaves alternate, not clustered in rosette on flowering stems; blade obovate, 50-70 mm long, 7-16 mm wide, upper surface dark glossy green, lower surface pale green; tip acuminate; base tapered; petiole filiform, 13-30 mm long. Floral heads without rays. Cyathia about 5 mm wide, with red 'petaloid' fimbriate lobes; glands 4, elliptic, yellow.


Source: Forster, P. (2002). Euphorbiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malpighiales
family       Euphorbiaceae
genus        Euphorbia L.