African Plant Database

Monadenium arborescens P.R.O. Bally
Protologue : Candollea 17: 26 (1959)
Information on the genus : Monadenium
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euphorbia neoarborescens Bruyns
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia neoarborescens Bruyns (2006)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent sparsely branched shrub, erect 3,5-4,25 m tall; stem 8-10 cm thick; obtusely 5-angled, with scattered shallow projections along the angles occasionally crowned by a minute reddish brown spine; leaves sessile, fleshy, obovate, to ± 25 x 15 cm.
Ecology : Scattered in red sandy soil among the dominant trees of Euphorbia cooperi var. ussanguensis; Adenium obesum and woody shrubs and herbs typical of xerophytic vegetation; very local; 900 m alt.
  Collected in 1943 and 1986. - Now well known in collections; of easy culture. - Near M. coccineum.
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