Euphorbia delicatissima S. Carter

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Common names:
Status: Native
Hairless annual herb, up to 30cm high, with lax spreading branches.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Among grass on stony hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe only, restricted to the vicinity of the Great Dyke and the hills around the Mazowe river headwaters.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Images last updated: Sunday 31 August 2008

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 351 - 354. (Includes a picture).

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Euphorbia delicatissima
African Plant Database: Euphorbia delicatissima
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Euphorbia delicatissima
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Euphorbia delicatissima
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JSTOR Plant Science: Euphorbia delicatissima
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euphorbia delicatissima
Plants of the World Online: Euphorbia delicatissima
Tropicos: Euphorbia delicatissima
Wikipedia: Euphorbia delicatissima

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: Species information: Euphorbia delicatissima., retrieved 15 June 2024

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