African Plant Database

Euphorbia platycephala Pax
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 122 (1894)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia uhelensis Pax
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with a fleshy cylindrical rootstock 20-30x2,4 cm and ± fleshy annual stems to 35 cm tall;
Ecology : Amongst grass of seasonally wet areas in dry sandy soils, amongst rocks and hard sunbaked black cotton pans; 480-1300 m alt.
  Extremely difficult to cultivate; extremely sensitive to excess moisture in the dormancy period (A. Pritchard, Introduction Euphorbiaceae: 40, 2003).
  Very close to E. specksii, E. maritae.
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