Euphorbia antiquorum

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Euphorbia antiquorum
Euphorbia antiquorum L. by Lalithamba - 001.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: 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 the type species, and is closely related to the poinsettia−Euphorbia pulcherrima, native to Mexico.

The juice of this plant is a potent ingredent 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).[1]

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  1. ^ Nardi, Isabella (2007). The Theory of Citrasutras in Indian Painting. Routledge. p. 121. ISBN 1134165234.