African Plant Database

Euphorbia hadramautica Baker
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1894: 341 (1894)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia napoides Pax (1897)
=Euphorbia oblongicaulis Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial, probably short-lived plant with a fleshy stem 3-12 cm tall, 1-3 cm thick, erect to procumbent, with crowded spirally arranged leaf-scars which are usually prominent or even tuberculate, but sometimes obscure;
Ecology : Gritty rocky soils, usually in exposed places at the base of slopes; very open Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 550-1500 m alt.
  S Arabia, Socotra.
  Extremely rare in cultivation; difficult to maintain (but since 20 years successful in cultivation in the "Botanischer Garten der Universität Kiel", Germany, in 1987). - Cf. A. Pritchard, Introduction to Euphorbiaceae: 36, 2003.
  An extremely insignificant plant, certainly undercollected. Related to E. bupleurifolia from S. Africa.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 34: t.1343 (1961).
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carte afrique num 105750
Record n°105750
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