African Plant Database

Euphorbia polycnemoides Hochst. ex Boiss.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 15(2): 46 (1864) 
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Anisophyllum polycnemoides (Hochst. ex Boiss.) Klotzsch & Garcke
 Chamaesyce polycnemoides (Hochst. ex Boiss.) Soják (1972)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial with branching erect stems to 35 cm tall; the whole plant often tinged red; leaves lanceolate 6,5-15(-18)x2-5(-6) mm, base obliquely rounded to subcordate; not spiny.
Ecology : Wooded grassland; disturbed areas, often on rocky slopes in areas of open deciduous woodland; dunes and fixed sands; screes; humid places; laterite flags; Brachystegia woodland; 275-2000 m alt.
  Not in Somalia (= E. arabica ).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 106166
Record n°106166
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