Euphorbia transvaalensis Schltr.

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Euphorbia transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the Hide, Hippo Pools

Euphorbia transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the Hide, Hippo Pools

Euphorbia transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the Hide, Hippo Pools

Euphorbia transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the Hide, Hippo Pools

Euphorbia transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the Hide, Hippo Pools

Euphorbia transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the Hide, Hippo Pools

Euphorbia transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mazowe River, Maramba CL

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Synonyms: Euphorbia ciliolata Pax
Euphorbia galpinii Pax
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrubby perennial herb up to 1.2 m high with softly woody stems and branches. Leaves elliptic-obovate, up to 11 cm long, mostly hairless; margins entire; petiole up to 2 cm long. Flowers greenish-yellow, in branched umbels. Bracts broadly ovate to almost circular, 1.5-2 cm in diameter. Capsule 8 × 10 mm, deeply 3-lobed with a depressed apex, exserted on a pedicel up to 6 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: transvaalensis: from the Transvaal, South Africa.
Habitat: In sandy soils in deciduous woodland, often in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Literature:

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Page 378.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 253.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 41.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 49.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 57.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 207.


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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 transvaalensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136420, retrieved 1 October 2016

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