African Plant Database

Euphorbia subsalsa Hiern
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia subsalsa Hiern subsp. subsalsa
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia heteracantha Pax (1905)
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia subsalsa subsp. fluvialis L. C. Leach
Euphorbia subsalsa Hiern subsp. subsalsa
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent leafless spiny shrub 0,6(-1,5) m tall, generally rather few-branched from the base and sparingly rebranched above (or densely branched and rebranched of more robust habit, with the stout central stem to 5 cm thick in subsp. fluviatilis);
Ecology : Rocks; at thicket margins; rocky maritime hills near mouth of river; mopane woodland; also rocky sites on banks of river, especially in the vicinity of falls and rapids; not far from a salt spring.
  Comprises 2 subspp.: - subsalsa; syn.: E. heteracantha Pax; - fluviatilis L. C. Leach
  Very rare in cultivation but rather easily grown.
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carte afrique num 174020
Record n°174020
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