Euphorbia rugosiflora L.C. Leach

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Common names:
Frequency: Very local.
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Among quartzite sandstone rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 1350 - 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: So far only known from the Chimanimani Mts.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Page 414.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 26.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 164.

Leach, L.C. (1990). Euphorbia species from the Flora Zambesiaca area: 13 A New Species from the Chimanimani Mts Kirkia 13(2) Pages 319 - 322. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 139.

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.

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 rugosiflora
African Plant Database: Euphorbia rugosiflora
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Wikipedia: Euphorbia rugosiflora

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 rugosiflora., retrieved 15 June 2024

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