Euphorbia confinalis R.A. Dyer
subsp. confinalis

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Euphorbia confinalis subsp. confinalis

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Nyanyadzi, Save Valley.

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Common names: Chikondekonde (Shona) Confinalis (English) Lebombo euphorbia (English) Urudu (Shona) Urundu (Shona)
Status: Native
Succulent spiny single-stemmed tree with a crown of curved, ascending branches. Stem and branches 3-4-angled, constricted at the nodes; segments with parallel sides. Spine-shields stout and conspicuous. It is distinguished from var. rhodesiaca by its 3-4 angled trunk and single-stemmed trunk. It occurs at low altitudes in the South-East of Zimbabwe and South Africa.
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Habitat: Rocky hills in deciduous woodland
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 500 m
Flowering time:May - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Sunday 31 August 2008

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 253.


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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 confinalis subsp. confinalis., retrieved 30 May 2016

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