Euphorbia abyssinica

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Euphorbia abyssinica

Post Number:#1  Postby Geoff » Fri May 30, 2014 4:45 pm

Plant often confused with Euphorbia ammak, who's green form does look a LOT like this. Some debate if not the same thing. This plant usually told apart by being MORE than 4 sided (with age)... 6-8 sides more normal. Large, thick, dull spines very similar to E ammak. Only comes in pure green, though, as far as I know. From Ethiopia. Cold hardiness down to about 25F or a bit less (more cold hardy than E ammak).

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Re: Euphorbia abyssinica

Post Number:#2  Postby Stan » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:24 pm

Andy (Delonix) in San Diego posted a photo of one on "grows on you" plant board. It was humungous . Planted to the right pillar of an old California bungalow it towered over the little house with a very open and very wide growth.
I also have one..planted near the right pillar of my bunglalow. I'm thinking of stumping it. Its sort of winding its way to tallness with a slight lean.
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Re: Euphorbia abyssinica

Post Number:#3  Postby Azuleja » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:29 pm

I never noticed the vein texture up close before. These plants are like alien life forms.
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Re: Euphorbia abyssinica

Post Number:#4  Postby Gee.S » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:23 pm

(This entire thread has been copied to the Talk section, so that the interesting exchange can continue, and improper ID pics removed from this now abbreviated Gallery thread)
"American aloe plant," 1797, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at".

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