African Plant Database

Euphorbia teke Schweinf. ex Pax
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État 15: 119 (1938)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia laurentii De Wild. (1908)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Laxly branched shrubby tree 3-6(-10) m; trunk to 10 cm Ø; branches fleshy, obtusely 4-angled, 1-1,5 cm thick; angles with small teeth 2-5 cm apart; spiny; leaves persistent at the branch apices, fleshy, obovate, 10-35x4-10 cm, petiole 2-4 cm long.
Ecology : Heavy clay soil with swamp forest or closed forest near swampy area; riverine forest; 900-1200 m alt.
  Attractive species that grows well in cultivation.
  Confused with Elaeophorbia drupifera.

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 Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 106216
Record n°106216
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