Euphorbia milii Des Moul.

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Euphorbia milii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Euphorbia milii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

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Synonyms:
Common names: Christ thorn (English) Crown of thorns (English)
Frequency: Very rare possible escape
Status: Introduced
Description:
Very spiny shrub. Leaves 6 × 2 cm, ovate. Paired ± circular bright red petaloid bracts occur below the sessile cyathia.
Notes: Commonly planted as a protective low-growing hedge. Seen once in a possibly naturalised situation or maybe a relic of cultivation. Our plant appears to be var. splendens Ursch & Leandri
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Habitat: In grassland
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Worldwide distribution: Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Endemic status:
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Flora of Mozambique: Euphorbia milii
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Euphorbia milii
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Euphorbia milii

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


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 milii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136180, retrieved 30 June 2016

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