Euphorbia griseola Pax
subsp. mashonica L.C. Leach

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Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mukondekonde (Shona) Umhlonhlwane (Ndebele)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Succulent shrub or often a distinct small tree, up to 3.5 m. This subspecies is particularly tree-like with a central stem or several trunk-like branches from the base. The plants are densely branched and rebranched. Spine shields are often joined to form a horny ridge along the angles. Flowers unisexual, yellow, solitary above the spines. Fruit a capsule, c. 5 mm, exserted on a recurved pedicel.
Notes: See subsp. griseola for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Among granite rocks in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1520 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 18 March 2006
Literature:

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 412 - 414. (Includes a picture).

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 griseola subsp. mashonica
Flora of Mozambique: Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica
Flora of Zambia: Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica

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African Plant Database: Euphorbia griseola
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Euphorbia griseola
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Euphorbia griseola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Euphorbia griseola
Ispot Southern Africa : Euphorbia griseola
JSTOR Plant Science: Euphorbia griseola
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Euphorbia griseola
Tropicos: Euphorbia griseola
West African Plants database: Euphorbia griseola


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 griseola subsp. mashonica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136000, retrieved 25 September 2016

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