African Plant Database

Euphorbia amplophylla Pax
Protologue : Ann. Ist. Bot. Roma 6: 186 (1897)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia menelikii Pax (1907)
=Euphorbia sancta Pax (1907)
=*Euphorbia abyssinica auct. Engl.
=*Euphorbia obovalifolia auct. sensu N.E.Br., non A.Rich.
=Euphorbia winkleri Pax (1902)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 10-(30) m with a simple trunk to ± 90 cm Ø; primary branches ascending, rebranching irregularly and ± densely at the apices to form a spreading rounded crown;
Ecology : Well-drained rocky slopes with evergreen moister forest; often left after clearance; Podocarpus latifolius, Olea capensis forest; (1200-)2700 m alt.
  Probably the tallest succulent Euphorbia.

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

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • 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: 214
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Record n°105971 modified 2016-09-28
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