Definition of Cactus euphorbia
1. Noun. Small tree of dry open parts of southern Africa having erect angled branches suggesting candelabra.
Group relationships: Euphorbia, Genus Euphorbia
Generic synonyms: Spurge
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cactus Euphorbia
Literary usage of Cactus euphorbia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Natives of British Central Africa by Alice Werner (1906)
"Another tree which makes a very effectual hedge is the cactus euphorbia. Of the same family (Spurges) are the weird candelabrum euphorbia, growing in the ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1872)
"... form so prominent a feature in the flora of the sandy deserts of America and Africa, belonging to the widely dissociated genera Cactus, Euphorbia and ..."
3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"Such xerophilous plants as Cactus, Euphorbia, and Stapelia are instances among many which might be quoted. It is interesting to find that there is some ..."
4. Kloof and Karroo: Sport, Legend and Natural History in Cape Colony, with a by Henry Anderson Bryden (1889)
"... cactus, euphorbia, aloe and brush grew thickly, and in particular the curious Euphorbia candelabrum, with its many-branching arms, stood prominent. ..."
5. Outing (1893)
"... geranium, cactus, euphorbia splendens, gentian, clematis, columbine and many strangers. Alice and I scoffed considerably at this want of energy, ..."
6. Ceylon: An Account of the Island Physical, Historical and Topographical by Sir James Emerson Tennent (1859)
"Every field is carefully fenced in with paling formed of the mid-ribs of the palmyra-leaf, or by rows of prickly plants, aloes, cactus, euphorbia, ..."
7. The English Illustrated Magazine (1886)
"... covered with the curious bushes that look so grotesque to an English eye, such as the prickly pear, cactus, euphorbia, and spek-boom. ..."