Euphorbia crebrifolia S. Carter

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Euphorbia crebrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rd to World's View, Nyanga

Euphorbia crebrifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rd to World's View, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Euphorbia ericoides sensu Wild
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
A sparsely-branched straggling herb, up to c. 1m high, woody on the older parts. Leaves closely spaced, up to c. 1 cm long, linear-lanceolate, needle-like with revolute margins. Flowers uni-sexual, in sub-umbellate clusters, both terminal and axillary at the ends of branches, green to yellow. Capsule c. 3 × 3 mm, deeply 3-lobed, exserted on a reflexed pedicel up to 4.5 mm long.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Montane grassland and among ericoid scrub on rocky slopes.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the border mountains of Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Saturday 19 November 2005


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Flora of Mozambique: Euphorbia crebrifolia

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

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 crebrifolia., retrieved 26 May 2016

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