African Plant Database

Euphorbia robecchii Pax
Protologue : Annuario Reale Ist. Bot. Roma 6: 186 (1897)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia pimeleodendron Pax
=Euphorbia ruspolii Chiov. (1916)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Seedlings to ± 1 m tall, with unbranched fleshy stem 4(-5)-angled, 3-4 cm thick; angles ± straight, with spine-shields forming a continuous horny margin ± 2 mm wide.Young plants to ± 3 m tall, branching and rebranching irregularly;
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Ecology : Red sandy soils with fairly open Acacia-Commiphora bushland; red sand overlying limestone, often forming groves in wadis; very common in certain areas such as the coastal region of S Somalia; often dominant in large stands (ante 1965); etc...
  Of easy culture.
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carte afrique num 106182
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