African Plant Database

Euphorbia breviarticulata Pax
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia breviarticulata Pax var. breviarticulata
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Euphorbia grandicornis auct. Brenan, Cufod., Dale & Greenway, Lind & Tallantire, non Goebel & N.E.Br.
=Euphorbia grandilobata Chiov. (1932)
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia breviarticulata var. trunciformis S. Carter (1987)
Euphorbia breviarticulata Pax var. breviarticulata
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Large straggling shrub to 4,5 m tall, branching from the base, or occasionally a shrubby tree to 6 m; branches fleshy, erect and spreading, the lowest ± prostrate, loosely rebranching, 3(-4)-angled, to 12 cm wide, deeply winged,
Ecology : Dry open or fairly dense Acacia-Commiphora bushland, often forming thickets, on sandy soils, silt and coastal dune remnants; rock outcrops; in tangle with Lannea, Grewia, Sansevieria on termite mound; 60-1200 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars.
  Providing no difficulties in cultivation.
  Near E. grandicornis ; confusion possible with young E. bussei.
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carte afrique num 174034
Record n°174034
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