African Plant Database

Monadenium magnificum E.A. Bruce
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1940, 51 (1940); Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1940: 51 (1940) [1941]
Information on the genus : Monadenium
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euphorbia magnifica (E.A. Bruce) Bruyns (- fide Taxon 55: 413 (2006).)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia magnifica (E.A. Bruce) Bruyns
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent shrub, with a tuberous root (>10 cm Ø); stems 1 to several, spreading or weakly erect to 1,5-2(-3,5) m high, sparsely branched, to 4 cm thick at the base, ± 2 cm thick above, 4-5-angled;
Ecology : Red soil in open Commiphora bushland; dry deciduous woodland with Acacia, Commiphora; 825-1005 m alt. Distribution more than extremely limited. In lightly shaded conditions. Populations no more than 40-50 individuals at each locality.
  Easy to cultivate but slow growing; large bright red inflorescence.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 44: t.1746 (1978).
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