African Plant Database

Euphorbia cactus Ehrenb. ex Boiss.
Protologue : Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 15(2.1): 82 (1862)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub to 1,8 m tall, much broader than high with branches ascending; stems 3(-4)-angled, to 3,6 cm wide, irregularly segmented; spiny.
Ecology : Sandy coastal plains, Acacia oerfota bushland on light volcanic soils; ± 5-1000 m alt.
  Arabia (much more robust plant). - M. A. Rahman & al., Bangladesh J. Pl. Taxon. 9/1: 37, 2002.
  var. tortirama Rauh & Lavranos in Yemen (S. Mosti & al. in: Cactus & Co. 4(9): 227-228, 2005 (photo).
  Cultivation without any difficulty.

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
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 105997
Record n°105997
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