Euphorbia lophogona × Euphorbia milii

Subshrub to 50 cm high, branches erect to spreading. Stems 4- or 5-angled, up to 1.5 cm wide on leafy branches, green when young, becoming grey. Stipular spines 2, laxly arranged, 1.5-2 cm long, with 1-3 accessory prickles. Leaves seasonally deciduous; blade oblanceolate to obovate, 30-90 mm long, 20-50 mm wide; tip truncate, or blunt and sometimes with a short sharp point; base tapered to wedgeshaped. Cyathophylls showy; broadly ovate, entire,10-13 mm long,12-15 mm wide, cream or red.

Often distributed as E. milii. There are a number of clones of this cross and these show much variation in stem size, leaf morphology and cyathophyll colour.

Cultivated origin.

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.

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