African Plant Database

Euphorbia horwoodii S. Carter & Lavranos
Protologue : Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 50(1): 28 (1978)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Fibrous rooted dwarf succulent, developing from a depressed globose seedling 3-5 cm Ø, marked by 5-7 vertical rows of minute, usually spineless spine-shields and incipient branches; mature plant to ± 5 cm tall and 12 cm Ø,
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Ecology : Flat plain of calcareous silt over limestone, with scattered low shrubs, tufted grass and Aloe; under Commiphora sp. with Pseudolithos horwoodii; large plants with branches more than 5 cm long are found only in the shelter of other vegetation; etc...
  Extremely rare in cultivation. In this case the spherical plant (seedling) soon changes character and becomes a shrub.
  Near E. phillipsiae.
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carte afrique num 106091
Record n°106091
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