Euphorbia schimperiana Scheele
var. velutina N.E. Br.

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Synonyms: Euphorbia buchananii Pax
Euphorbia schimperiana Scheele var. buchananii (Pax) N.E. Br.
Euphorbia velutina Pax
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Status: Native
See var. schimperiana for general details. This variety differs in all parts of the plant, at least on young growth, being hairy with long crisped brownish hairs, usually very sparsely so on older growth and the main stem.Involucre hairless or pilose. Ovary and capsule always hairy.
Derivation of specific name: schimperiana: although several other persons named Schimper are known in botanical history most species and genera are likely named after Georg Heinrich Wilhelm Schimper (1804-1878) who collected mainly in Ethiopia.
Habitat: Along margins of evergreen forest, often near water.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1760 m
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania,Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 368 - 370.

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

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, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Euphorbia schimperiana var. velutina., retrieved 15 June 2024

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