African Plant Database


Euphorbia knuthii Pax
Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia knuthii Pax subsp. knuthii
 
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia knuthii Pax subsp. knuthii
Euphorbia knuthii subsp. johnsonii (N.E. Br.) L. C. Leach
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Very dwarf leafless, spiny succulent, 7,5-15 cm tall; rootstock a tuber, with a short or elongated neck, producing many branches at the ground level;
  see more in the book
Ecology : Low-lying, black turf areas; also in close association with equally large numbers of Stultitia paradoxa; most plentiful in semi-vlei areas to the south of Maputo with Acacia xanthophloea, Adenium obesum, Orbea paradoxa; etc...
  S. Africa (Komatipoort, Madelane). Not in Nampula in northern Mozambique (cf. E. corniculata), but near Cherinda between Rio Beira and the mouth of the Save river (Mambone) and to Ampara.
  Comprises 2 subspp. which only differ in habit and the number of angles to the branches; [see more in the book]
  Culture exceedingly easy.
  Near E. evansii, E. griseola, E. jubata, E. richardsiae , etc.; little affinity with E. vandermerwei.
 
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Map
carte afrique num 174092
 
Record n°174092
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