Euphorbia trichadenia Pax
var. gibbsiae N.E. Br.

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Euphorbia trichadenia var. gibbsiae

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Msorodoni Farm, by rd to Mtoroshanga

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Synonyms: Euphorbia trichadenia sensu Eyles
Common names:
Frequency: uncommon
Status: Native
Perennial herb with annual stems from a large fleshy tuberous rootstock. Stems up to 12 cm high. Leaves sessile, linear-lanceolate, up to 11 cm long, midrib prominent beneath; margin entire. Inflorescences in 3-branched umbels with simple rays up to 6 cm long, sometimes cyathia solitary. Capsule obtusely 3-lobed, c. 6 cm long and 8 mm wide; pedicel up to c. 4 mm.
Notes: This variety differs in that it is more pubescent on the stems, cyathia and capsules.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 1525 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Endangered
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Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 382 - 383.

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

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

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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Euphorbia trichadenia
African Plant Database: Euphorbia trichadenia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Euphorbia trichadenia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Euphorbia trichadenia
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euphorbia trichadenia
Plants of the World Online: Euphorbia trichadenia
Tropicos: Euphorbia trichadenia
Wikipedia: Euphorbia trichadenia

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 trichadenia var. gibbsiae., retrieved 15 June 2024

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