African Plant Database

Euphorbia monteiri Hook. f.
Protologue : Bot. Mag. 91: t. 5534 (1865)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia monteiri Hook. f. subsp. monteiri
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia marlothii Pax (1889)
=Euphorbia baumii Pax (1908)
=Euphorbia longibracteata Pax (1898)
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia monteiri subsp. brandbergensis B. Nord.
Euphorbia monteiri Hook. f. subsp. monteiri
Euphorbia monteiri subsp. ramosa L. C. Leach
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, succulent perennial, with a stout, generally subclavate, occasionally subcylindric, tuberculate stem with the dry remains of old peduncles erect and incurved above the apex;
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Ecology : Ecology unknwon in Angola; in Ovamboland in the extreme north of Namibia: very common on open sandy flats, often in association with scrub of Colophospermum mopane, Hyphaene ventricosa, Caralluma vaga, Aloe littoralis fa.; etc...
  Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa (subsp. monteiri); two other subspp. in Namibia and S. Africa; intermediates exist.
  Easily cultivated.
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carte afrique num 174096
Record n°174096
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