African Plant Database

Elaeophorbia drupifera (Thonn.) Stapf
Information on the genus : Elaeophorbia
Basionym : Euphorbia drupifera Thonn.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia drupifera Thonn. (1827)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia elastica Poiss. & Pax
=Euphorbia renouardii Pax
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Candelabrum like tree with woody stem and fleshy branches; stem 3-22 m tall and 60 cm Ø, branching in open situations but with a long clear bole in forest;
Ecology : Flooded coastal plains; occasional in rain-forest; brown-black humid soil with shrub, near termitaria; c. 700 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 279 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 107719
Record n°107719
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