Euphorbia cooperi N.E. Br. ex A. Berger
var. cooperi

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Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

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Synonyms:
Common names: Candelabra euphorbia (English) Chihacha (Shona) Umhlonhlo (Ndebele)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Succulent tree up to 9m tall with a bare trunk crowned with deeply divided branches. Branch segments conical-ovate with 3-6 solid winged ridges, much longer than wide. Ridges with paired spines; spine-shield joined to form a horny margin. Inflorescence yellowish-green on the terminal segments, bisexual. Fruit a 3-lobed capsule, dull red when ripe. See var. calidicola for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: cooperi: named after Thomas Cooper (1815-1913), English plant collector and horticulturalist.
Habitat: On granite kopjes and rocky hillsides, often forming colonoes.
Altitude range: (metres) 200 - 1450 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Botwsana, southern Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 31 August 2008
Literature:

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Page 401.

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 56.


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Flora of Botswana: Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi
Flora of Mozambique: Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

External websites:

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


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 cooperi var. cooperi.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135800, retrieved 27 July 2016

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