African Plant Database

Euphorbia guerichiana Pax
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia commiphoroides Dinter (1909)
=Euphorbia frutescens N.E. Br. (1915)
=*Euphorbia frutex Schltr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Slender shrub to 3 m tall, deciduous, unarmed, with erect, virgate, angular branches; often leafless for long periods; leaves semi-succulent; lamina of leaves 1,5-3,5 x 0,5-1,3 cm, obovate to lanceolate.
Ecology : Usually in rocky places; dry deciduous woodland; ± 560 m alt.
  Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa.
  May be mistaken for a species of Commiphora.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Tree, Shrub - Ht 0.3 - 6 m. Alt: 5 - 1850 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, NC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 242 (1937).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 73 (1997).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°105748
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