African Plant Database

Euphorbia rivae Pax
Protologue : Annuario Reale Ist. Bot. Roma 6: 186 (1897)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Euphorbia zambesiana auct. Cufod., non Benth.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with a thick tuberous rootstock to ± 12x4 cm giving rise to several woody underground stems to ± 5 cm long, which branch at ground-level; branches prostrate and leafy to 15 cm long, or occasionally more floriferous and erect to 5 cm high;
Ecology : Amongst grass in poor, often-water-logged soil (black cotton or sandy); wooded grassland subject to burning; 725-1850 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
More info on :
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 106180
Record n°106180
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