African Plant Database


Euphorbia peplus L.
Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 456 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia peploides Gouan (1764)
=Euphorbia peplus var. peploides (Gouan) Vis. (1852)
=Euphorbia peplus subsp. peploides (Gouan) Batt. (1890)
=Euphorbia peplus var. minima DC. (1805)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Slender annual herb to 30 cm tall, glabrous, branched from near the bas; leaves on the stem entire, 5-20x 3--12 mm, ±ovate; ray-leaves similar, but with shorter petioles; raylet-leaves smaller; rays 3, dichotomous; not spiny.
Ecology : Shady places among rocks in evergreen bushland; winter rainfall area of escarpment (Erithrea); 1150-130 m alt.
  Cosmopolitan weed, perhaps of mediterranean origin.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual (occ. perennial)-Herb - Ht 0.1 - 0.5 m. Alt: 15 - 1770 m. Distribution: EC, FS, GA, KN, NW, WC

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

Bibliography for North Africa :
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  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 600 (1963).
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 222 (1968).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 482 (1979).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1982). Flora of Libya. 89: 42
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • Med-Checklist 3: 218 (1986).
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 2 Ketres 2: 230 
  • Fl. Iberica 8: 261 (1997). 
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 64 (2000).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 180
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 221
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Map
carte afrique num 105865
 
Record n°105865 modified 2007-04-17
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