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Ascension Spurge

Euphorbia origanoides

Type: Endemic Plant | Status: Critically Endangered | Nativeness: Endemic


Perennial, dwarf shrub that forms low hemispherical domes up to 1m diameter. Stems are usually reddish and dichotomously branched with clusters of small creamish-white flowers at the tips. Occurs on arid cinder plains and scoria cones at lower elevations.

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