Euphorbia griseola Pax
subsp. mashonica L.C. Leach

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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

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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
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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.
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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.

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
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): 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
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Euphorbia griseola
Ispot Southern Africa: Euphorbia griseola
JSTOR Plant Science: Euphorbia griseola
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Euphorbia griseola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euphorbia griseola
The Plant List (version 1.1): Euphorbia griseola
Tropicos: 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 26 May 2019

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