Euphorbia leucocephala Lotsy

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Euphorbia leucocephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Euphorbia leucocephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Euphorbia leucocephala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

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Common names: White lace bush (English) White poinsettia (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Densely branching shrub to c.2 m. Leaves in whorls: lamina lanceolate. Bracts c.1 cm, oblanceolate, creamy-white, showy
Notes: Very commonly grown in gardens and occasionally extending into wild areas but not to any great extent. Winter-flowering.
Derivation of specific name: leucocephala: white headed
Habitat: In woodland and grassland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:May - Jul
Worldwide distribution: C America
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Euphorbia leucocephala

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Euphorbia leucocephala
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Euphorbia leucocephala
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Euphorbia leucocephala
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Euphorbia leucocephala
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iNaturalist: Euphorbia leucocephala
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Euphorbia leucocephala
JSTOR Plant Science: Euphorbia leucocephala
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euphorbia leucocephala
Plants of the World Online: Euphorbia leucocephala
Tropicos: Euphorbia leucocephala
Wikipedia: Euphorbia leucocephala

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 leucocephala., retrieved 21 April 2024

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