African Plant Database

Euphorbia cryptocaulis M. G. Gilbert
Protologue : Kew Bull. 42(1): 231 (1987)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euphorbia charleswilsoniana V. Vlk (- fide TAFP vol. 2:154 (2006).)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia charleswilsoniana V. Vlk (1997)
=*Euphorbia wilsonii (Millsp.) Correll (1980)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Hysteranthous geophyte; stem vertical well below ground, cylindric-ovoid, to 2x2-4 cm, with ± 12 well defined, slightly spiral ranks of slender, recurved, soft, acute tubercles to 4,5 mm long, extended into a fine point; not spiny.
Ecology : Quite deep shade under bushes in Acacia-Commiphora bushland, and open Combretum woodland; brown soil overlying limestone; 1350-1600 m alt.
  Probably "difficult" in cultivation.
  Near E. rubella, E. brunellii. Several geophytic Euphorbia from NE Africa appear to have more affinity with some species from Madagascar than they do to others from continental Africa.
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Record n°106018
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