Euphorbia leucocephala Lotsy

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Euphorbia leucocephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Euphorbia leucocephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Euphorbia leucocephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

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Synonyms:
Common names: White lace bush (English) White poinsettia (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Description:
Densely branching shrub to c.2 m. Leaves in whorls: lamina lanceolate. Bracts c.1 cm, oblanceolate, creamy-white, showy
Notes: Very commonly grown in gardens and occasionally extending into wild areas but not to any great extent. Winter-flowering.
Derivation of specific name: leucocephala: white headed
Habitat: In woodland and grassland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:May - Jul
Worldwide distribution: C America
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Euphorbia leucocephala

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


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 leucocephala.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136100, retrieved 30 May 2016

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