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Euphorbia zambesiana Benth.
Protologue : Hooker's Icon. Pl. 14: t. 1305 (1880)  
Information on the genus : Euphorbia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chamaesyce zambesiana (Benth.) Koutnik var. zambesiana
 Euphorbia zambesiana Benth. var. zambesiana
 Euphorbia zambesiana (Benth.) Koutnik
 Chamaesyce zambesiana (Benth.) Koutnik
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Euphorbia poggei Pax (1894)
Taxon infra-specific
Euphorbia zambesiana Benth. var. zambesiana
Euphorbia zambesiana var. villosula (Pax) N.E. Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with a woody twisted root 1 cm thick and to 25 cm or more long, producing several woody underground stems to 3 cm long, which branch profusely at ground-level;
Ecology : Open wooded grassland; open miombo; sandy soil in grass and open bush; in hot places at the outskirts of the forest, among sparse herbage; in pastures among low bushes; often on laterite; 400-2750 m alt. - Appears after burning.
  Comprises 2 vars.
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