African Plant Database

Monadenium coccineum Pax
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. ed. 2, xix: 126 (1894)
Information on the genus : Monadenium
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euphorbia neococcinea Bruyns (- fide Taxon 55: 413 (2006).)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia neococcinea Bruyns
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent perennial herb, with a large fleshy tuberous root; stems 1-4, erect or subscandent to 1,3 m high, 1-1,5 cm thick, with 5 longitudinal ridges, leaf-scars becoming calloused and prominent;
Ecology : Sandy rocky soil in Brachystegia woodland and deciduous bushland; 1165-1550 m alt.
  Of easy culture (brilliant red inflorescence).
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