African Plant Database

Euphorbia nubica N.E. Br.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 6: I. 554 (1913)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia consobrina N.E. Br. (1913)
=Euphorbia nubica auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Sprawling or scrambling perennial shrub forming tangled masses 0,5-4(-5) m tall, densely branched with branchlets ± 0,5-1 cm thick, with leaf-scars made prominent by the formation of a dark brown callus;
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Ecology : Wide range of habitats from very open Acacia bushland on rocky slopes to fairly dense Acacia tortilis subsp. spirocarpa woodland and margins of Juniperus forest; alluvial limestone with open Acacia bushland; etc...
  Very variable.
  Seldom encountered in cultivation but presenting no difficulties.
  Near E. schimperi from Arabia and approaches E. gossypina.

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: 219
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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