African Plant Database

Monadenium spectabile S. Carter
Protologue : Kew Bull. 42(4): 911 (1987)
Information on the genus : Monadenium
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euphorbia spectabilis (S. Carter) Bruyns (- fide Taxon 55: 413 (2006).)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia spectabilis (S. Carter) Bruyns (2006)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Monadenium magnificum auct. sensu P.R.O.Bally quoad specim. Ward P. 16, Pole Evans 811, non Bruce s. str.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent shrub, with an unbranched or few-branched stem, erect, to 3,5 m high; stem 3-8 cm thick, obscurely 5-angled, with scattered spirally arranged projections or tubercles crowned by clusters of reddish brown usually branching spines 2-6 mm long;
Ecology : Sandy soil on rocky slopes in dense deciduous mixed woodland; 800-1065 m alt. Extremely limited distribution.
  Fairly easy cultivation.
  Intermediate between M. magnificum and M. arborescens.
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