Euphorbia cyparissioides Pax

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Euphorbia cyparissioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Gosho Park

Euphorbia cyparissioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Gosho Park

Euphorbia cyparissioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Harare-Mutare Rd nr Marondera

Euphorbia cyparissioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Harare-Mutare Rd nr Marondera

Euphorbia cyparissioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Harare-Mutare Rd nr Marondera

Euphorbia cyparissioides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Harare-Mutare Rd nr Marondera

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Synonyms: Euphorbia dejecta N.E. Br.
Euphorbia ericifolia Pax
Euphorbia genistoides sensu Hiern, non Berg
Euphorbia huillensis Pax
Euphorbia whyteana sensu Eyles
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Status: Native
Description:
Hairless perennial herb with annual stems to 30 cm high, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves numerous, sessile, spreading to reflexed, linear-lanceolate, to 30 mm long, rounded and apiculate at the apex. Inflorescences usually clustered in terminal umbels. Cyathia c. 3-5 mm, broadly cup-shaped; glands 4-7, rounded, 2-horned or crenulate, bright yellow. Male flowers many; female 1. Capsule deeply 3-lobed, borne on a pedicel up to 1.5 cm long.
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Habitat: A pyrophyte of grassland and open woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2285 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, DRC, Uganda, Sudan and Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Sunday 20 March 2016
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 70 - 71. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 146.

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 372 - 373.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 56.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 48.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 92.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Euphorbia cyparissioides
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Euphorbia cyparissioides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euphorbia cyparissioides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Euphorbia cyparissioides
Tropicos: Euphorbia cyparissioides


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Euphorbia cyparissioides.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135850, retrieved 14 December 2018

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