African Plant Database

Euphorbia gillettii P.R.O. Bally & S. Carter
Protologue : Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 49(4): 179 (1977)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia gillettii P.R.O. Bally & S. Carter subsp. gillettii
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia gillettii P.R.O. Bally & S. Carter subsp. gillettii
Euphorbia gillettii subsp. tenuior S. Carter
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Densely tufted succulent perennial, with a thick fleshy tuberous root, 5 cm thick at the apex, tapering and branched below and, in all, ± 20 cm long; branches to 30 cm long, erect to 20 cm, then arching over, 0,7-1,5 cm thick, 4(-5)-angled;
Ecology : Gneiss mountain top; stony hillside of sandstone or quartzite overgrazed hillside with limestone and sandstone strata; open Acacia woodland and dry evergreen scrub; mixed Acacia scrub; 1100-1825 (or ± 1900?) m alt.
  Comprises 2 subspp.
  Of fairly easy culture.
  Near E. tetracanthoides (first collection in 1932; second locality in 1954; third in 1957). Description in 1977 (subsp. gillettii ); second subsp. discovered in 1973.
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carte afrique num 174042
Record n°174042
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