Euphorbia antiquorum

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Euphorbia antiquorum
Euphorbia antiquorum (Euphorbia mayuranathanii) - Botanischer Garten - Heidelberg, Germany - DSC01386.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Euphorbia
E. antiquorum
Binomial name
Euphorbia antiquorum

Euphorbia antiquorum, known as antique spurge and "Euphorbia of the Ancients", is a species of succulent plant in the Euphorbiaceae family. It is wide spread throughout peninsular India but wild origin obscure. Escaped or naturalized and widely cultivated in neighbouring regions, such as Burma, China, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and world wide in many tropical zones [1].

The juice of this plant is a potent ingredient for a mixture of wall plaster, according to the Samarāṅgaṇa Sūtradhāra, which is a Sanskrit treatise dealing with Śilpaśāstra (Hindu science of art and construction).[2]

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  1. ^ "Euphorbia antiquorum". Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  2. ^ Nardi, Isabella (2007). The Theory of Citrasutras in Indian Painting. Routledge. p. 121. ISBN 978-1134165230.

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