African Plant Database

Euphorbia pfeilii Pax
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 23: 534 (1897)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia glaucella Pax (1898)
=Euphorbia anomala Pax (1908)
=Euphorbia kwebensis N.E. Br. (1909)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial herb to 60 cm tall, with a main stem to 15 cm high, woody-based; branches with prominent calloused scars from fallen leaves and cyathia; leaves with lamina to 5,5x1 cm, linear.
Ecology : Hot dry areas in exposed gravelly sandy soils and rocky slopes; ± 500-1000 m alt.
  Botswana, S. Africa.
  Euphorbia glanduligera Pax from Namibia is a different species.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual (occ. perennial)-Herb - Ht 0.15 - 0.6 m. Alt: 610 - 1067 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, NC
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see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 105870
Record n°105870
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