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Euphorbia tenuispinosa Gilli
Protologue : Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 78: 167 (1974)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Statuts nomenclatural : new name
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia tenuispinosa Gilli var. tenuispinosa
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia ndurumensis P.R.O. Bally
=Euphorbia taitensis Pax (1905) non Boiss.
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia tenuispinosa var. robusta S. Carter
Euphorbia tenuispinosa Gilli var. tenuispinosa
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuberous-rooted shrubby succulent perennial, erect to 1 m tall or subscandent to 1,8 m; branches 4-angled, 5-10(-25) mm thick; angles with very shallow to prominent teeth 1-2,5(-3) cm apart; spiny.
Ecology : Amongst grass usually in Acacia-Commiphora bushland, occasionally in open evergreen forest; rocky sandy soils in dry deciduous bushland; 150-1100 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars.
  Of fairly easy culture.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°174019 modified 2017-04-25
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