Euphorbia canariensis
Euphorbia canariensis
Many tourists on the Canary Islands mistakenly refer to these plants as cacti. They are in fact large clumps of Euphorbia canariensis. They certainly do make an impressive sight on the otherwise almost barren rocky slopes in the south of Gran Canaria.

Regrettably they grow too well for most collectors and their presence in most indoor collections is limited to being used as grafting stock.

Photograph by : John Ellis

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