African Plant Database

Monadenium spinescens (Pax) P.R.O. Bally
Information on the genus : Monadenium
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euphorbia neospinescens Bruyns
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia neospinescens Bruyns
=Stenadenium spinescens Pax (1901)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 6 m; stem ± 15 cm Ø, sparsely-branched, with peeling yellowish brown papery bark; branches 12-25 mm thick, with groups of 3 stout spines below the leaf-scars in 5 longitudinal series,
Ecology : Slopes strewn with gneiss rocks, with Pterocarpus, Bauhinia, Combretum, Jatropha, Euphorbia grantii, E. ussanguensis; 1200-1500 m alt.
  Still uncommon in cultivation, but presents no unusual cultural difficulties.
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Record n°107586
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