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Euphorbia milii Des Moul.

Synonyms

Euphorbia bojeri, Euphorbia breonii, Euphorbia rubrostriata, Euphorbia splendens, Sterigmanthe bojeri, Tumalis bojeri

Common names

Crown of thorns

Extract from Wikipedia article

Euphorbia milii (crown of thorns, Christ plant, Christ thorn) is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family Euphorbiaciae, native to Madagascar. The species name commemorates Baron Milius, once Governor of RĂ©union, 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 Christ.

LinkFlowerbed with crown of thorns plant (Euphorbia milii, Euphorbia splendens) on Corniche Promenade. Doha, Qatar, February 27, 2014
Location on mapsCorniche Promenade, Doha, Qatar
LinkCrown of thorns plant (Euphorbia milii, Euphorbia splendens) in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, April 3, 2015
Location on mapsAl Shamal Road, Al Ruwais, Qatar
LinkFlowers of crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii, Euphorbia splendens) in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, April 3, 2015
Location on mapsAl Shamal Road, Al Ruwais, Qatar
LinkCrown of thorns (Euphorbia milii, Euphorbia splendens) planted in Al Shamal City Park. Ruwais, Northern Qatar, November 20, 2015
Location on mapsAl Shamal Rd, Al Ruwais, Qatar
LinkCrown of thorns (Euphorbia milii, Euphorbia splendens, large blooms type) in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 16, 2016
Location on mapsAl Rafiei St, Doha, Qatar

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.