Euphorbia cooperi N.E. Br. ex A. Berger
var. cooperi

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Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

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Hwali River bridge

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

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Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

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Synonyms:
Common names: Candelabra euphorbia (English) Chihacha (Shona) Umhlonhlo (Ndebele)
Description: Succulent tree up to 9m tall with a bare trunk crowned with deeply divided branches. Branch segments conical-ovate with 3-6 solid winged ridges, much longer than wide. Ridges with paired spines; spine-shield joined to form a horny margin. Inflorescence yellowish-green on the terminal segments, bisexual. Fruit a 3-lobed capsule, dull red when ripe. See var. calidicola for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: cooperi: named after Thomas Cooper (1815-1913), English plant collector and horticulturalist.
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Botwsana, southern Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Sunday 31 August 2008
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 450. (Includes a picture).

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Page 401.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 56.

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Flora of Botswana: Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi
Flora of Mozambique: Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi
Flora of Zimbabwe: Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Euphorbia cooperi
African Plant Database: Euphorbia cooperi
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Euphorbia cooperi
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Euphorbia cooperi
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Euphorbia cooperi
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Euphorbia cooperi
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Euphorbia cooperi
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Euphorbia cooperi
iNaturalist: Euphorbia cooperi
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Euphorbia cooperi
JSTOR Plant Science: Euphorbia cooperi
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Euphorbia cooperi
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euphorbia cooperi
Plants of the World Online: Euphorbia cooperi
The Plant List (version 1.1): Euphorbia cooperi
Tropicos: Euphorbia cooperi
Wikipedia: Euphorbia cooperi


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Euphorbia cooperi var. cooperi.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=135800, retrieved 30 September 2020

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