African Plant Database

Euphorbia virosa Willd.
Protologue : Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willdenow] 2(2): 882 (1799)
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euphorbia virosa Willd. subsp. virosa
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia dinteri A. Berger (1906)
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia virosa Willd. subsp. virosa
Euphorbia virosa subsp. arenicola L. C. Leach
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent leafless spiny bowl-shaped bush with a short main stem and a large number of stout branches arising in close proximity to each other at the surface of the ground or more usually a few cm higher up,
Ecology : Rocky hills and outcrops, often with Welwitschia, while scattered colonies occur on stony maritime hills and occasionally in more sandy situations (subsp. virosa); low altitude sandy coastal desert (subsp. arenicola).
  Namibia, S. Africa.
  Comprises 2 subspp.; [see more in the book]
  Near E. coerulescens Haw. from S. Africa.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 177181
Record n°177181
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