Plant ID forum: Euphorbia Woodii or Flanganii?

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Murume
Jul 15, 2015 1:52 AM CST
Can someone please help me identify this plant. It was growing wild in sandy soil very close to a beach along the Wild Coast in the Transkei section of the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
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Name: Donald
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needrain
Jul 15, 2015 6:29 AM CST
Welcome! to ATP @Murume.

I don't know the difference, but this is an interesting looking plant. Someone here may be able to tell the difference between the two.
Donald
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 15, 2015 8:21 AM CST
I posted a link on the Cacti/Succulent Forum about this so hopefully members who grow Euphorbia or are more familiar with them will be able to help. It looks most like Medusa's Head (Euphorbia flanaganii) to me but I'm not at all knowledgeable abour Euphorbia.

For comparison, there area also photos in the database for Euphorbia (Euphorbia woodii)
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jul 15, 2015 8:50 AM CST
Welcome! Murume!

I do not have both types, just the Euphorbia flanaganii. Looking at other photos online, it seems what you have there is Euphorbia woodii, the leaves seems to cluster and grow thicker and tighter. Euphorbia flanaganii seems to have slimmer leaves and growth swirls a little looser around. But I do not have both, so I can only see it on the point of view of looking at my Euphorbia flanaganii.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jul 15, 2015 9:07 AM CST
@tarev Thank you for the input ... I knew someone who grew Euphorbia could be of help! Thumbs up
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