Euphorbia peplus L.

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Euphorbia peplus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Euphorbia peplus

Picture: Mark Hyde
College Road, New Alexandra Park

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Status: Introduced
Tender glabrous annual herb up to 30 cm
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Syntypes from Europe
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Worldwide distribution: Native of Europe and E Asia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb
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Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 367 - 368.

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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Euphorbia peplus., retrieved 26 February 2024

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