African Plant Database


Euphorbia grandicornis Goebel ex N.E. Br.
Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia grandicornis Goebel ex N.E. Br. subsp. grandicornis
 
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia grandicornis Goebel ex N.E. Br. subsp. grandicornis
Euphorbia grandicornis subsp. sejuncta L. C. Leach
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stout succulent leafless bush, 0,5-2 m tall, much branched from the base, spiny; branches 3-angled, erect or ascending, very deeply constricted into subsagittate-ovate or sagittate-reniform segments 5-13 cm long and 5-15 cm Ø;
Ecology : Dense dry mixed woodland; granite slopes, rocks; ± 40-700 m alt.
  S. Africa. Not in Ethiopia and Somalia (E. breviarticulata).
  Comprises 2 subspp.
  Cultivated under the name "£E. longispina£" which is an entirely different species; also known as the "cowhorn euphorbia". A cristate form is also in cultivation.
  Near E. ballyi.
 
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Map
carte afrique num 174076
 
Record n°174076
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