Euphorbia citrina S. Carter

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Euphorbia citrina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Engwa, Himalayas

Euphorbia citrina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Engwa, Himalayas

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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
This straggly shrub may grow up to 3 m but is normally much smaller.
Notes: This species was only relatively recently described (in 1990). It makes quite a display in autumn when the whole plant turns bright red (see image 2).
Derivation of specific name: citrina: referring to the yellow bracts
Habitat: Montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1530 - 2100 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the border mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Literature:

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 370 - 371. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Euphorbia citrina
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West African Plants database: Euphorbia citrina


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Euphorbia citrina.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135770, retrieved 3 December 2016

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