African Plant Database

Euphorbia inaequilatera Sond.
Protologue : Linnaea 23: 105 (1850)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chamaesyce inaequilatera (Sond.) Soják (1972)
 Euphorbia inaequilatera Sond. var. inaequilatera
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia sanguinea Boiss. (1862)
=Euphorbia inaequalis N.E. Br. (1913)
=Euphorbia sanguinea var. natalensis Boiss.
=Euphorbia sanguinea var. intermedia Boiss.
=Euphorbia nelsii Pax (1898)
=Euphorbia parvifolia E. Mey. ex Boiss. (1844)
=Euphorbia granulata var. glabra Maire (1929)
=*Euphorbia setigera E. Mey.
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia inaequilatera Sond. var. inaequilatera
Euphorbia inaequilatera var. perennis N.E. Br.
Euphorbia inaequilatera var. spanothrix S. Carter
Euphorbia inaequilatera var. dentata (N.E. Br.) M. G. Gilbert
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual much-branched herb, prostrate, to ± 50 cm Ø, or sometimes decumbent with branches to 30 cm long, longitudinally ridged, conspicuously so when dry, the whole plant completely glabrous or with few scattered hairs on the lower leaf-surface,...
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Ecology : Open patches amongst grass on seasonally wet gravelly, sandy or clay soils; roadsides; grazed areas; also weed of cultivation; dry deciduous bushlands with Acacia and Commiphora; margins of montane forest; sides of irrigation channels; etc...
  S. Africa, Botswana; Arabian peninsula.
  Comprises 3 vars. [inaequilatera, var. spanothrix S. Carter, var. dentata (N. E. Br.) M. G. Gilbert].

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 3: 213 (1986).
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 1-322
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 53 (2000).
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 143114
Record n°143114
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