Euphorbia griseola Pax
subsp. griseola

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Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

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Synonyms: Euphorbia heterochroma sensu White, Dyer & Sloane
Euphorbia ledienii sensu Suessenguth
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Small succulent shrub usually much less than 1 m tall. Branches 4-6-angled, occasionally slightly and distantly constricted. Spine shields forming a continuous horny ridge along the angles. Flowers unisexual, yellow. Fruit a 3-lobed capsule, c. 5 mm in diameter, exserted on a recurved pedicel.
Notes: See subsp. mashonica for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In shallow soils on granite rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 850 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Sunday 17 February 2013
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 453. (Includes a picture).

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 412 - 413. (Includes a picture).

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

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.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 61. as Euphorbia griseola (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 57.

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


Other sources of information about Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola:

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Flora of Botswana: Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola
Flora of Malawi: Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola
Flora of Mozambique: Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola
Flora of Zambia: Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

External websites:

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


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 griseola subsp. griseola.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135990, retrieved 19 April 2019

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