Pedilanthus tithymaloides (L.) A. Poit.
subsp. smallii (Millsp.) Dressler

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Pedilanthus tithymaloides subsp. smallii

Photo: Sune Holt
Vuca Interior, Inhassoro, Inhambane, Mozambique

Pedilanthus tithymaloides subsp. smallii

Photo: Sune Holt
Vuca Interior, Inhassoro, Inhambane, Mozambique

Pedilanthus tithymaloides subsp. smallii

Photo: Sune Holt
Vuca Interior, Inhassoro, Inhambane, Mozambique

Pedilanthus tithymaloides subsp. smallii

Photo: Sune Holt
Vuca Interior, Inhassoro, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Common names: Bird cactus (English)
Description: Shrub to 3 m with strongly zigzag branches Leaves fleshy, often variegated with yellowish-green or pink. Cymes in clusters; cyathia with 4 glands enclosed by a beak-like extension.
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Literature:

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Page 452.

Other sources of information about Pedilanthus tithymaloides subsp. smallii:

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Pedilanthus tithymaloides subsp. smallii
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Pedilanthus tithymaloides subsp. smallii

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Pedilanthus tithymaloides subsp. smallii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=162310, retrieved 26 April 2019

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