African Plant Database

Euphorbia nyikae Pax
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia nyikae Pax var. nyikae
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia crispata Lem. (1857)
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia nyikae Pax var. nyikae
Euphorbia nyikae var. neovolkensii (Pax) S. Carter
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 7 m, with branches persistent from ground-level upwards, or to 15(-20) m, with the trunk naked below; trunk to 30(-50) cm Ø, marked by 4-6 vertical rows of spines and pit-scars resulting from whorls of fallen branches; seedlings 2-angled;
Ecology : Sandy soils with fairly dense or open deciduous woodland; on cliffs and sand-dunes along the sea-shore; 2-700 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars: - var. nyikae; - var. neovolkensii (Pax) S. Carter; syn.: E. crispata Lem.; E. fimbriata Boiss.; E. lemaireana Boiss.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
More information >> ( work in progress )
Record n°174025
Feedback about this record