Euphorbia dissitispina L.C. Leach

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Status: Native
Description:
Spiny succulent sub-shrub, up to 50cm high, with many widely spreading branches.
Notes: Known only from the type collection near Umkondo Mine, Bikita. Numerous searches in the area have only found the similar E. malevola and it is suspected E. dissitispina might not be a true species but just a weak form of E. malevola.
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Altitude range: (metres) 500 m (approx)
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Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Literature:

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 421 - 423. (Includes a picture).

Leach, L.C. (1977). Euphorbia species from the Flora Zambesiaca area: 12 Kirkia 10(2) Pages 394 - 396. Protologue (Includes a picture).


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


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 dissitispina.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135910, retrieved 28 June 2016

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