African Plant Database

Euphorbia atrocarmesina L. C. Leach
Protologue : Garcia de Orta, Ser. Bot. 3(2): 101 (1977)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia atrocarmesina L. C. Leach subsp. atrocarmesina (1977)
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia atrocarmesina subsp. arborea L. C. Leach (1977)
Euphorbia atrocarmesina L. C. Leach subsp. atrocarmesina (1977)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent spiny shrub or tree, with short stout trunk ± 0,75-1,5 m tall, branched from the base (sometimes forming large clumps, probably then comprising several plants) with spreading, ascending-erect,
Ecology : Granite slopes, in shallow soil; ± 900 m alt.
  New growth is produced from the remains of plants (Phoenix-like plant); juveniles have an appearance quite unlike that of the mature plant.
  Comprises 2 subspp.
  Near E. seretii, E. strangulata.
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carte afrique num 174036
Record n°174036
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