African Plant Database

Euphorbia gymnocalycioides M. G. Gilbert & S. Carter
Protologue : Bradleya 2: 9 (1984). (1984)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent plant with a taproot 10 cm or more x 1,5 cm at the apex where a few thickened lateral roots spread horizontally; stem reduced to a subspherical fleshy body to ± 6 x 6 cm, with to 18 well-marked vertical angles, grooved horizontally;
Ecology : More open areas within Commiphora-Kirkia-Acacia bushland/ woodland in shallow soil overlying limestone; nearly all specimens seen growing under low shrublets, mostly Acanthaceae, especially Barleria; ± 1350 m alt.
  Very rare in cultivation, but now readily available as seedlings or grafted plants (A. Pritchard, Introduction to Euphorbiaceae: 35, 2003) or grown on its own roots (G. Marx, Cactus Succ. J. (U.S.) 76: l.c.
  Near E. turbiniformis and E. columnaris. The plant looks like a cactus such as Gymnocalycium from S. America.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 106445
Record n°106445
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