African Plant Database

Euphorbia officinarum L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 451 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia officinarum L. subsp. officinarum
 Euphorbia officinarum var. beaumieriana (Hook. f. & Coss.) Maire (1932)
 Euphorbia beaumieriana Hook. f. & Coss. (1874)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia hernandez-pachecoi Caball. (1935)
=Euphorbia echinus var. hernandez-pachecoi (Caball.) Maire (1936)
=Euphorbia echinus f. macracantha Maire
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia officinarum subsp. echinus (Hook. f. & Coss.) Vindt (1960)
Euphorbia officinarum L. subsp. officinarum
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Bushy subshrub 10-100 cm tall forming dense clumps becoming hemispheric with close stems ramose upwards, generally 5-8-angled with the sides slightly concave; spiny.
Ecology : Rocky soils on galb and kedia; wadis; clayey graras; sandstone outcrops; near sea-level to ± 1900 m alt. (Morocco).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 461 (1932).  
  • Vindt, J. (1960). Monographie des Euphorbiacées du Maroc; Révision, systématique, anatomie. Trav. Inst. Sci. Chérifien, Sér. Bot. 12: 36
  • Med-Checklist 3: 217 (1986).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Teline: Biodiversité végétale du sud-ouest marocain
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 177178
Record n°177178
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