Euphorbia peplus L.

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Euphorbia peplus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Euphorbia peplus

Photo: Mark Hyde
College Road, New Alexandra Park

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Common names: Petty spurge (English)
Status: Introduced
Tender glabrous annual herb up to 30 cm
Notes: Record no. 581 is the first record for Division E
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Habitat: Weed in gardens
Altitude range: (metres) 1060 - 1660 m
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Worldwide distribution: Native of Europe and E Asia
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 367 - 368.

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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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Euphorbia peplus., retrieved 30 November 2023

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