African Plant Database


Euphorbia memoralis R. A. Dyer
Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Pl. Africa 29: t. 1129 (1952); Fl. Pl. South Africa 29: t.1129 (1952)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree to ± 3 m tall, usually appreciably less with main stem cylindric, 5-7-angled, about 10 cm Ø with or without stem-like branches, and with ascending branches which die back with age and fall away;
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Ecology : Well developed stony slopes of the rugged hills in savanna grassland, where it grows in association with other serpentine tolerant succulent species, including Aloe ortholopha, Euphorbia wildii; also with Aloe cryptopoda, Euphorbia griseola, etc..
  Grows well in cultivation.
  % in roots and stems: nickel 0,96-0,37; chromium 0,36-0,10; calcium oxide 19,40-15,00; magnesium oxide 16,50-29,00; ratio Mg/Ca 0,72-1,63 (see also Taxon 33: 395, 1984). Specially protected in Zimbabwe.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 29: t.1129 (1952).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 219
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 105828
 
Record n°105828
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