Euphorbia confinalis R.A. Dyer
subsp. rhodesiaca L.C. Leach

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Euphorbia confinalis subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Masvingo to Birchenough Bridge Road

Euphorbia confinalis subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Masvingo to Birchenough Bridge Road

Euphorbia confinalis subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Masvingo to Birchenough Bridge Road

Euphorbia confinalis subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Masvingo to Birchenough Bridge Road

Euphorbia confinalis subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Masvingo to Birchenough Bridge Road

Euphorbia confinalis subsp. rhodesiaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Masvingo to Birchenough Bridge Road

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Status: Native
Description:
Succulent spiny tree, main stem divided into several trunk-like branches, each with a crown of curved, ascending branches. This subspecies can be distinguished from var. confinalis by its 5-6 angled trunk, more main branches and more persistent spines.
Notes: It is confined to the granite outcrops and ridges of the Matobo and Bikita areas.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres) 950 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Jun - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe only.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Saturday 13 July 2019
Literature:

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 407 - 408.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Pages 16 - 17.

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). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 164.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 138.

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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External websites:

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


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: Species information: Euphorbia confinalis subsp. rhodesiaca.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135790, retrieved 17 July 2019

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