African Plant Database

Euphorbia forsskalii J. Gay
Protologue : Hist. Nat. Iles Canaries 3(2), 3: 240 (1847) 
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chamaesyce forsskalii (J. Gay) Figueiredo (1996)
 Anisophyllum forsskalii (J. Gay) Klotzsch & Garcke
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia aegyptiaca Boiss. (1860)
=Anisophyllum aegyptiacum (Boiss.) Schweinf. (1867)
=Euphorbia burmanniana J. Gay (1847)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Prostrate annual, 10-30 cm long; stems many, branched from the base; not spiny.
Ecology : River banks,waste ground, weed of cultivation; sandy soils; sometimes in very calcareous sites; to 1000 m alt.
  Canary and Cape Verde Islands; Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Arabia.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 75 (1985).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1982). Flora of Libya. 89: 18
  • Med-Checklist 3: 213 (1986).
  • STAUBLE, N. (1988). Contribution à l'étude biosystématique du genre Euphorbia L. en Afrique de l'Ouest.
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 53 (2000).
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Record n°105717 modified 2010-08-18
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