Euphorbia milii Des Moul.

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Euphorbia milii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Whaleback near Zembe along Sussundenga road

Euphorbia milii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Whaleback near Zembe along Sussundenga road

Euphorbia milii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Whaleback near Zembe along Sussundenga road

Euphorbia milii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Whaleback near Zembe along Sussundenga road

Euphorbia milii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Whaleback near Zembe along Sussundenga road

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Synonyms:
Common names: Christ thorn (English) Crown of thorns (English)
Frequency: Rare possible escape
Status: Introduced
Description:
Very spiny shrub. Leaves 6 × 2 cm, ovate. Paired ± circular bright red petaloid bracts occur below the sessile cyathia.
Notes: Commonly planted as a protective low-growing hedge or rock garden ornamental. The plants in the photographs were once planted in a rock garden of an old Portuguese colonial building. They have persisted for many years, have spread considerably and now at least give the appearence of being well-naturalized.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On Rocks
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Worldwide distribution: Madagascar
Mozambique distribution:
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Euphorbia milii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Euphorbia milii
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Euphorbia milii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Euphorbia milii
African Plant Database: Euphorbia milii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Euphorbia milii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Euphorbia milii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Euphorbia milii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Euphorbia milii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Euphorbia milii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Euphorbia milii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Euphorbia milii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Euphorbia milii
Ispot Southern Africa: Euphorbia milii
JSTOR Plant Science: Euphorbia milii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Euphorbia milii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euphorbia milii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Euphorbia milii
Tropicos: Euphorbia milii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Euphorbia milii.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136180, retrieved 23 November 2017

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