African Plant Database


Monadenium ritchiei P.R.O. Bally
Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
Protologue : Candollea 17: 30 (1959)
Information on the genus : Monadenium
 
 
Status
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euphorbia ritchiei (P.R.O. Bally) Bruyns (- fide Taxon 55: 413 (2006).)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Monadenium ritchiei P.R.O. Bally subsp. ritchiei
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia ritchiei (P.R.O. Bally) Bruyns
 
Taxon infra-specific
Monadenium ritchiei P.R.O. Bally subsp. ritchiei
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent perennial herb, with a thick fleshy rootstock; stems erect, decumbent or rhizomatous, to 40 cm long, 1,5-3 cm thick, tessellated, with prominent conical tubercles bearing the leaves in usually 5 spiralled series;
Ecology : Steep stony slopes; tussock grassland on rocky slopes; slopes of volcanic crater amongst lava rocks; ± 1150-1300 m alt.
  Comprises 3 subspp.
  Of fairly easy culture.
  Near M. guentheri.
 
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Map
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Record n°174121
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