African Plant Database

Euphorbia brunellii Chiov.
Protologue : Webbia viii. 234 (1951)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia rubella var. brunellii (Chiov.) P.R.O. Bally
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Hysteranthous geophyte with a tuberous root ± 3 x 2 cm, tapering abruptly into a long taproot and with several horizontal to ascending lateral roots; subterranean caudex arising from the root, ± 3 x 1 cm, closely covered with tessellated leaf-scars;
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Ecology : Grassland; open sites in deciduous woodland-bushland with Combretum, Terminalia, Lannea rivae, Commiphora africana; usually on well drained sandy soils overlying basement complex rocks; rarely in poorly drained dark grey soils on volcanic rock; etc...
  Locally common; possibly more widespread than records indicate. Relationship obscure.

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: 215
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carte afrique num 105994
Record n°105994
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