African Plant Database

Euphorbia tortistyla N.E. Br.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 6: I. 569 (1913)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Spiny succulent dwarf shrublet to 15 cm tall, with densely tufted, stoloniferous branches, forming compact clumps to 50 Ø; branches 5-8 mm Ø, very obtusely 4-angled; angles shallowly sinuate with tubercles 6-10 mm apart along the margins.
Ecology : Exposed granite slabs and domes, in rock crevices and outcrop margins in decomposed granite; 1100-1400 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • SMITH G.F. , E.J. VAN JAARSVELD & AL. (1997). List of Southern African Succulent Plants. Umdaus Press : 75
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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