African Plant Database

Euphorbia brevitorta P.R.O. Bally
Protologue : Fl. Pl. Africa 33: t. 1288 (1959)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dwarf very densely tufted perennial succulent to 15 cm tall; root large, tuberous; stem much reduced, subterranean, with short underground branches producing secondary plants crowded together to form a domed "cushion" 15-100 cm Ø;
Ecology : In rock crevices on exposed sloping usually swampy ground with free drainage; 1500-2000 m alt.
  Of easy culture (A. Pritchard, Introduction to Euphorbiaceae: 39, 2003).
  Living material was collected in 1939; herbarium material was prepared in 1957 from material collected at the original locality. Related to E. tortirama ; general habit and the 2-angled clavate branches are reminiscent of E. clavigera.
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carte afrique num 106372
Record n°106372
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