Plant ID forum: Euphorbia (Euphorbia comosa); Brazilian wildflower

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
May 27, 2014 1:27 AM CST
I found it growing along the road site. The flowers remind me of Ornamental Oregano (Oregano rotuntifolia), but the Genus 'Oregano' is not occuring in Brazil and I didn't find anything alike either in the Lamiaceae family..
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
May 28, 2014 1:06 AM CST
Have you checked Euphorbiaceae Myriam?
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
May 28, 2014 1:34 AM CST
Euphorbiaceae I started with before searching in the Lamiaceae family, Janet, didn't find anything there either.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
May 28, 2014 2:38 AM CST
bonitin said:Euphorbiaceae I started with before searching in the Lamiaceae family, Janet, didn't find anything there either.


That saves me looking through the long list! Hilarious!

I've checked on sites I have for other families too, but not on Kew. There is a similarity to Hops so I checked Cannabaceae on Flora do Brasil, that was an easy one and can be discounted too.

There is one photo of a plant I found on another site I have in Euphorbiaceae which showed a good likeness to the stem structure...

http://sura.ots.ac.cr/local/florula4/gallery.php

Sapium which isn't in Brazil, but I wonder if this isn't an endemic species?

http://sura.ots.ac.cr/local/florula4/find_sp3.php?key_specie...

Name: Myriam
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bonitin
May 28, 2014 3:23 AM CST
Grrr, lost my whole post by pressing the wrong key!

Thanks Janet, yes I can see what you mean with the likeness of the stem structure of that plant with mine.
But Sapium species seem to be all shrubs, mine was a herb, quite small, about 25-30cm, it looked adult too.
Of course it can be an exotic emigrant, especially when growing along the road side..
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
May 28, 2014 3:24 AM CST
It doesn't have to be Sapium sp. Myriam, but could still be in the same family due to the likeness. Smiling
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
May 28, 2014 5:11 AM CST
Yes, it still could be in the Euphorbiaceae family Janet, but so far I haven't found anything alike.. Smiling
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
May 4, 2015 1:28 AM CST
I found it! Hurray!
It is Euphorbia comosa!
http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/plantguides/view.asp

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bamira
May 4, 2015 3:45 AM CST
JRsbugs said:Have you checked Euphorbiaceae Myriam?


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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
May 4, 2015 5:49 AM CST
Hurray!

It would have been difficult to pick it from the leaves on the photo on the fielmuseum! There's a photo on wiki too ..

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_comosa

Thanks for the acorn Stefan, I'll plant it with the others growing under my Oak tree. ;)
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
May 4, 2015 6:09 AM CST
Thanks, Stefan, thanks Janet! Smiling Yes, I had seen the photo on Wiki too!


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bamira
May 4, 2015 7:16 AM CST
bloom are typical for most Euforbias Hurray!

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