Euphorbia griseola Pax
subsp. mashonica L.C. Leach

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (7)

Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Specimen citations: Display citations Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Succulent shrub or often a distinct small tree, up to 3.5 m. This subspecies is particularly tree-like with a central stem or several trunk-like branches from the base. The plants are densely branched and rebranched. Spine shields are often joined to form a horny ridge along the angles. Flowers unisexual, yellow, solitary above the spines. Fruit a capsule, c. 5 mm, exserted on a recurved pedicel.
Type location:
Zimbabwe
Notes: See subsp. griseola for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Among granite rocks in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: 300 - 1300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 453. (Includes a picture).

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 412 - 414. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 253.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 173.

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.

Other sources of information about Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica
Flora of Mozambique: Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Euphorbia griseola
African Plant Database: Euphorbia griseola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Euphorbia griseola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Euphorbia griseola
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Euphorbia griseola
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Euphorbia griseola
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Euphorbia griseola
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Euphorbia griseola
iNaturalist: Euphorbia griseola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Euphorbia griseola
JSTOR Plant Science: Euphorbia griseola
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Euphorbia griseola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euphorbia griseola
Plants of the World Online: Euphorbia griseola
The Plant List (version 1.1): Euphorbia griseola
Tropicos: Euphorbia griseola
Wikipedia: Euphorbia griseola


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Euphorbia griseola subsp. mashonica.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136000, retrieved 19 September 2019

Site software last modified: 10 May 2018 10:51pm
Terms of use