Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch

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Euphorbia pulcherrima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park, Harare

Euphorbia pulcherrima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park, Harare

Euphorbia pulcherrima

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

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Synonyms: Poinsettia pulcherrima (Klotzsch) Graham
Common names: Poinsettia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Cultivated
Description: Shrub to 4 m. Inflorescence bearing large, striking, usually bright red, bracts. In some cultivated forms, the bracts are pink or pale yellow.
Notes: Very commonly cultivated in Zimbabwean gardens and occasionally to be found as a relic of cultivation in wild-looking situations but never truly naturalised.
Derivation of specific name: pulcherrima: most beautiful
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: C America
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Other sources of information about Euphorbia pulcherrima:

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Euphorbia pulcherrima
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Euphorbia pulcherrima

External websites:

African Plant Database: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Euphorbia pulcherrima
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Euphorbia pulcherrima
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Euphorbia pulcherrima
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Euphorbia pulcherrima
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Euphorbia pulcherrima
Ispot Southern Africa : Euphorbia pulcherrima
JSTOR Plant Science: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euphorbia pulcherrima
Tropicos: Euphorbia pulcherrima
West African Plants database: Euphorbia pulcherrima


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Euphorbia pulcherrima.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=136280, retrieved 26 November 2014

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