African Plant Database

Monadenium capitatum P.R.O. Bally
Information on the genus : Monadenium
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euphorbia neocapitata Bruyns (- fide Taxon 55: 412 (2006))
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia neocapitata Bruyns
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Monadenium crispum auct. sensu P.R.O.Bally quoad specim. Bax 106, Hornby 2051 et 2052, non N.E.Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, slightly fleshy herb 30-60 cm tall with a tuberous root to 16 x 6 cm; stems solitary or few, cylindrical 2-4 mm thick or more; leaves alternate, spirally disposed, 12-16 mm apart, oblanceolate, mucronate, shortly petiolate, to 4-8 x 1-2,4 cm;
Ecology : Grassland; open deciduous woodland, with gritty sandy soil; hill; anthill between rocks; edge of road near woodland; granite outcrops usually in shade of evergreen thickets; miombo; 1200-2200 m alt.
  Near M. crispum, M. orobanchoides.
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Record n°107538
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