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Euphorbia prostrata Aiton

Synonyms

Anisophyllum prostratum, Aplarina prostrata, Chamaesyce malaca, Chamaesyce prostrata, Chamaesyce villosior, Euphorbia callitrichoides, Euphorbia malaca, Euphorbia perforata, Euphorbia ramosa, Euphorbia tenella, Euphorbia trichogona, Tithymalus prostratus

Common names

Lubaina, spurge

Extract from Wikipedia article

Euphorbia prostrata is a species of euphorb known by the common name prostrate sandmat. It is native to the West Indies and certain parts of South America, but it is widely naturalized in many other parts of the world, where it can be found in varied habitat types and in many areas grows as a roadside weed. This is an annual herb producing slender prostrate stems up to about 20 centimeters long, sometimes purple-tinted in color. The oval-shaped leaves are up to a centimeter long with finely toothed edges. The inflorescence is a cyathium less than 2 millimeters wide, with white petal-like appendages surrounding the actual flowers. There are four male flowers and a single female flower, the latter developing into a lobed, hairy fruit one to two millimeters wide.

LinkGreen mat of spurge (Euphorbia prostrata or may be serpens) near Omar Al Mukhtar Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, March 22, 2014
Location on mapsOmar Al Mukhtar St, Doha, Qatar
LinkRed leaves of spurge (Euphorbia prostrata or may be serpens) near Omar Al Mukhtar Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, March 22, 2014
Location on mapsOmar Al Mukhtar St, Doha, Qatar
LinkShoot of spurge (Euphorbia prostrata or may be serpens) near Omar Al Mukhtar Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, March 22, 2014
Location on mapsOmar Al Mukhtar St, Doha, Qatar
LinkGreen blanket of Euphorbia prostrata or may be Euphorbia serpens (local name lubaina) in Irkhaya Farms. South-western Qatar, March 29, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkWilted spurge (Euphorbia prostrata) on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 5, 2014
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkSpurge (Euphorbia prostrata or may be Euphorbia serpens) taken from area of Dunes Hotel in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2014
LinkMat of spurge Euphorbia prostrata on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkKhaki Burr weed (Alternanthera pungens) and spurge Euphorbia prostrata on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkPinkish leaves of spurge Euphorbia prostrata on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkReichardia seedling among a mat of spurge (Euphorbia prostrata) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBrilliant red leaves of spurge Euphorbia prostrata on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkReddish leaves of spurge Euphorbia prostrata on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkMat of spurge (Euphorbia prostrata or may be serpens) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
Location on mapsAsh Shamal, Qatar
LinkSpurge (Euphorbia prostrata) on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkSpurge (Euphorbia prostrata) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkMat of spurge Euphorbia prostrata in roadside depression near Dukhan Highway. Qatar, January 15, 2016
Location on mapsDukhan Hwy, Qatar

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