Definition of Slipper spurge
1. Noun. Any of several tropical American shrubby succulent plants resembling cacti but having foot-shaped bracts.
Group relationships: Genus Pedilanthus, Pedilanthus
Specialized synonyms: Candelilla, Pedilanthus Bracteatus, Pedilanthus Pavonis, Jew Bush, Jew-bush, Jewbush, Pedilanthus Tithymaloides, Redbird Cactus, Redbird Flower
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Slipper spurge
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"slipper spurge. JEW BUSH. Low tender cactus-like shrubs, grown in collections of succulents. A. Lobe of the involucre above the spur entire. ..."
2. Sweet's Hortus Britannicus: Or a Catalogue of Plants Cultivated in the by Robert Sweet (1827)
"L. Britain. • ••• 4. 5. HV- Spain. 1806. 7. 8. HQ Britain. 7.9. H.©. Portugal. 1802. 1640. 6.7. G.Jj. Spain. 7.9. H.Fj. PEDILANTHUS. Neck. SLIPPER-SPURGE. ..."