African Plant Database

Euphorbia opuntioides Welw. ex Hiern
Protologue : Cat. Afr. Pl. 1: 945 (1900) 
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Spiny, succulent, clump-forming dwarf 15-20(-30) cm tall, with branches erect, erectly spreading or occasionally decumbent with the apex ascending, arising from a crown or group of crowns at ground-level;
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Ecology : By rocks in black sandy schist, close to the banks of river; not uncommon but rather sparse; scanty soil in 1,5 cm thick peaty slabs of Selaginella dregei and scanty grasses on a flat plain of flaking and decomposing conglomerate rocks, etc...
  Easily grown.
  First collected in 1857, the second in 1967.
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carte afrique num 106149
Record n°106149
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