Euphorbia wildii L.C. Leach

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Euphorbia wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Great Dyke

Euphorbia wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Great Dyke

Euphorbia wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Great Dyke

Euphorbia wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Euphorbia wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Euphorbia wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Euphorbia wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Dyke, nr Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms:
Common names: Wild's euphorbia (English)
Frequency: very locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Stout succulent, sparely branched shrub up to 3 m high. Branches up to 5 cm in diameter, covered in rhomboid tubercles pp to 15 mm in diameter, hairless. Leaves subsessile, obovate lanceolate, up to 12 cm long, blue-green, hairless; margin entire. Inflorescences in axillary and terminal branched heads, on leafy branches, arising from the axils of the tubercles. Bracts sessile, deltoid, up to 3.5 cm long. Flowers unisexual in the same inflorescence. Capsule subglobose, 3-lobed, up to 13 mm long, exserted on a curved pedicel, c. 1 cm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: wildii: named for Professor Hiram Wild
Habitat: In Great Dyke grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1480 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the northern Great Dyke, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Sunday 15 May 2016
Literature:

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 385 - 1.

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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 173.

Leach, L.C. (1975). Euphorbia species from the Flora Zambesiaca area: 11 Kirkia 10(1) Page 293.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 139.

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.


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


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 wildii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136440, retrieved 30 May 2016

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