Definition of Euphorbia caput-medusae

1. Noun. African dwarf succulent perennial shrub with numerous slender drooping branches.

Exact synonyms: Euphorbia Medusae, Medusa's Head
Group relationships: Euphorbia, Genus Euphorbia
Generic synonyms: Spurge

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Euphorbia Caput-medusae

Eupatorium aya-pana
Eupatorium cannabinum
Eupatorium capillifolium
Eupatorium coelestinum
Eupatorium maculatum
Eupatorium perfoliatum
Eupatorium purpureum
Eupatorium rugosum
Euphagus carilonus
Euphausia pacifica
Euphorbia amygdaloides
Euphorbia antisyphilitica
Euphorbia caput-medusae
Euphorbia corollata
Euphorbia cyathophora
Euphorbia cyparissias
Euphorbia dentata
Euphorbia esula
Euphorbia exigua
Euphorbia fulgens
Euphorbia helioscopia
Euphorbia heterophylla
Euphorbia hirsuta
Euphorbia ingens
Euphorbia lathyris
Euphorbia marginata
Euphorbia medusae

Literary usage of Euphorbia caput-medusae

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1. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science ... with French and Other by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"... see Euphorbia caput Medusae. ... Virosa, see Euphorbia caput Medusae. ^SB~ All the spurges are vesicant and ..."

2. Text-book of Botany: Morphological and Physiological by Julius Sachs (1875)
"(4) Membrane-like layers of wax or incrustations ; (a) as a gritty glazing in Sempervivum, Euphorbia Caput-Medusae, Thuja occidentali! ; (b) as thin scales, ..."

3. The Boston Journal of Philosophy and the Arts by John White Webster, John Ware, Daniel Treadwell (1825)
"Euphorbia caput medusae. . Africa. Geranium aconitifolium. . . Alps of Switzerland. Heliotropium peruvianum. . Peru. " corymbosum . do. ..."

4. A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa by James Backhouse (1844)
"... was feeding indiscriminately on the remains of Crayfish cast up on the shore, and on the Euphorbia Caput- Medusae, an acrid plant with remarkable, ..."

5. The Chemistry of Vegetable & Animal Physiology by Gerrit Jan Mulder (1849)
"The former, we have been able to examine thoroughly in euphorbia caput-medusae, (fig. 66,) where they form a ring round the woody bundles, ..."

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