African Plant Database

Euphorbia bussei Pax
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia bussei Pax var. bussei
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia mbaluensis Pax (1905)
=*Euphorbia nyikae auct. N.E.Br. p.p. quoad specim. Busse 317, non Pax
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia bussei Pax var. bussei
Euphorbia bussei var. kibwezensis (N.E. Br.) S. Carter
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 10(-15) m with a trunk to ± 30 cm thick and grey fissured bark marked with usually 6 vertical rows of persistant spines and pit-scars resulting from fallen branches; seedlings 3-4-angled;
Ecology : Rocky slopes; sandy soils with open deciduous woodland; steep rocky slopes with fairly dense deciduous woodland; 350-2000 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars.
  Cultivation fairly easy.
  Some overlapping of distinguishing features between E. bussei var. bussei and E. nyikae var. neovolkensii.
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carte afrique num 174040
Record n°174040
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