African Plant Database

Euphorbia otjipembana L. C. Leach
Protologue : Dinteria 12: 29 (1976)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia otjipembana L. C. Leach subsp. otjipembana
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia otjipembana subsp. okakoraensis Swanepoel
Euphorbia otjipembana L. C. Leach subsp. otjipembana
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent spiny subshrub to 40 cm tall, branched from the base; stems stout, angular, 1-3 cm Ø, sometimes with short branchlets towards branch tips;
Ecology : Stony, E-facing slopes in dwarf mopane woodland, with Cryphostemma spp.; c. 1330 m alt.
  NW Namibia, on the border to Angola.
  Rare; not collected for 27 years (fide J. Loots, Red Data book Namibian Pl.: 55, 2005) Similar to E. Kaokoensis but spines different, and to E. subsalsa subsp. fluvialis but smaller in size and leaves different (in E. otjipembana leaves shorter a
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Shrub, Succulent - Ht 0.5 - 1.5 m. Alt: 1000 - 1200 m. Distribution: NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 74 (1997).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 105858
Record n°105858
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