African Plant Database

Monadenium virgatum P.R.O. Bally
Protologue : Gen. Mon. 65 (1961)
Information on the genus : Monadenium
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euphorbia neovirgata Bruyns (- fide Taxon 55: 413 (2006).)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia neovirgata Bruyns
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent perennial herb, with a thick fleshy rhizomatous rootstock; stems numerous, erect, to 40 cm high or scandent to 1,8 m, rarely branched, cylindrical, to 7 mm thick, with 3 longitudinal ridges below each leaf-scar;
Ecology : Fairly dense bushland, with Lamprothamnus, Haplocoelum, Diospyros, Carissa, Sansevieria, Cassine, Gymnosporia; yellow, sandy clay loam; sandy, black soil, with Ceropegia spp., Aloe lateritia; 50-200(330?) m alt.
  Fairly rare in cultivation.
  Isolated species without relationships.
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Record n°107592
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