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Christ Plant

Taken in Bangalore in July 2010.

Euphorbia milii, Crown of Thorns, Christ Plant is a woody, succulent species of Euphorbia native to Madagascar. The species name commemorates Baron Milius, once governor of Réunion, who introduced the species to France in 1821. 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.

Check out my photos of the same plant, different colour.

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Patricia Torres said...

lovely pic.. I love how you've taken the time to explain what it is..

Rajlakshmi said...

beautiful picture :D

Anonymous said...

Nice picture there. What I loved most is the details of the plant you have provided there!

Pratibha The Talent said...

beautiful and informative post.

Arpana said...

Beautiful flowers!

हेमंत कुमार ♠ Hemant Kumar said...

I think your every photograph is a poetry of nature.
Best wishes.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful. Seen it before and posted on my blog. But never knew the name before.

Darren Sanchez said...

Hmm, seems like a picture from my old botany class.
Anyway, nice graphics. ;)
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Anonymous said...

nice and like the name of the plant ;)

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Emreen said...

Lovely shot of the crown of thorns plant... Love the info you post under each post...!!