4501.000 Pedilanthus Neck. ex A. Poit.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees with milky latex. Closely related to Euphorbia and differing in the involucral glands being completely enclosed by the cyathium.

Derivation of name: Greek: slipper-flower

Worldwide: 16 species in Central America, northern South America and the West Indies.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Pedilanthus tithymaloides subsp. smallii

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SpeciesContent
tithymaloides (L.) A. Poit. subsp. smallii (Millsp.) DresslerDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pedilanthus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: cultivated Pedilanthus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Pedilanthus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pedilanthus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pedilanthus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pedilanthus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pedilanthus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Pedilanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pedilanthus
JSTOR Plant Science: Pedilanthus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pedilanthus
Plants of the World Online: Pedilanthus
Tropicos: Pedilanthus
Wikipedia: Pedilanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Pedilanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1592, retrieved 23 February 2024

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