African Plant Database

Euphorbia graniticola L. C. Leach
Protologue : Kirkia 4: 18-20 (1964)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent spiny shrub or tree to ± 2 m tall (very rarely 2,75), acaulescent or with a stout, cylindric trunk ± 12 cm Ø (very rarely with one or more trunk-like branches and numerous, crowded, spreading ascending branches, rarely rebranched).
Ecology : Granite slopes; dominant species in an association of succulent plants and Vellozia sp. growing in grass clumps on shallow soil patches; ± 600 m alt.
  Beautiful species, infrequently encountered in cultivation but not difficult. Extremely slow growing.
  Near E. memoralis, E. keithii, E. mlanjeana, E. decliviticola.
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see under chg
see under Flora of Mozambique
carte afrique num 106078
Record n°106078
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