African Plant Database

Monadenium elegans S. Carter
Protologue : Kew Bull. 42(4): 909 (1987)
Information on the genus : Monadenium
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euphorbia biselegans Bruyns
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia biselegans Bruyns (2006)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Monadenium spinescens auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Few-stemmed shrub to 3,5 m tall, or tree, sparsely branched; branches eventually pendulous, 7-15 mm thick, with groups of 3 slender spines below the leaf-scars in 3-5 longitudinal series, the central spine to 18 mm long, the lateral ones to 10 mm long;
Ecology : Sandy soils; rocky slopes with dry mixed deciduous woodland; 650-875 m alt. (near Great Ruaha River Gorge).
  Near M. spinescens.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°107549
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