Euphorbia cooperi N.E. Br. ex A. Berger
var. calidicola L.C. Leach

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Euphorbia cooperi var. calidicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mandavu Dam picnic area, Hwange NP

Euphorbia cooperi var. calidicola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mandavu Dam picnic area, Hwange NP

Euphorbia cooperi var. calidicola

Photo: Charles Magner
Chipandaure river, Zambezi Valley.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Lesser candelabra-tree (English) Umhlonhlo (Ndebele)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Succulent shrub or tree up to 4 m tall. This variety is less common and widespread than var. cooperi and is mostly restricted to the Hwange area and the Zambesi Valley. It is normally less tall and often more shrubby. It can be recognised by the much thinner wings on the segments, which are normally wider than long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In rocky areas of woodland and riverine thicket.
Altitude range: (metres) 200 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Sunday 31 August 2008
Literature:

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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Flora of Malawi: Euphorbia cooperi var. calidicola
Flora of Mozambique: Euphorbia cooperi var. calidicola
Flora of Zambia: Euphorbia cooperi var. calidicola

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. calidicola.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135810, retrieved 29 June 2016

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