African Plant Database

Euphorbia depauperata Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia depauperata Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. depauperata
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia depauperata var. pubiflora N.E. Br.
=Euphorbia depauperata subsp. aprica Pax
=Euphorbia lepidocarpa Pax (1903)
=Euphorbia multiradiata Pax & K. Hoffm. (1910)
=Euphorbia shirensis Baker f. (1894)
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia depauperata var. laevicarpa Friis & Vollesen
Euphorbia depauperata var. pubescens Pax
Euphorbia depauperata var. tsetserrensis S. Carter
Euphorbia depauperata Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. depauperata
Euphorbia depauperata var. trachycarpa (Pax) S. Carter
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, with a thick woody rootstock 30-40 cm long, 1-3,5 cm Ø producing numerous simple or sparsely branched annual stems, erect or spreading and ± decumbent, 30-100(-150) cm long.
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Ecology : Watershed swampy grassland; rocks and boulders on windswept meadow with Cussonia spicata, Diospyros cf. whiteana, Heteropyxis natalensis, Olinia vanguerioides, etc.; humus-rich, sandy, rocky soils in grassland, often in forest clearings; etc...
  Very variable species whose habit is environmentally influenced, particularly by fire (Boissiera 32: 166, 1980).
  Comprises 5 vars.
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