Euphorbia graniticola L.C. Leach

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Euphorbia graniticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Manica-Chimoio rd near old stone quarry by Revue River bridge

Euphorbia graniticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Manica-Chimoio rd near old stone quarry by Revue River bridge

Euphorbia graniticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Manica-Chimoio rd near old stone quarry by Revue River bridge

Euphorbia graniticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Manica-Chimoio rd near old stone quarry by Revue River bridge

Euphorbia graniticola

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along road between Chimoio and Sussundenga near Zembe-Gondola

Euphorbia graniticola

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Chimoio-Sussundenga road near Zembe-Gondola

Euphorbia graniticola

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Chimoio-Sussundenga road near Zembe-Gondola

Euphorbia graniticola

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Chimoio-Sussundenga road near Zembe-Gondola

Euphorbia graniticola

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along Chimoio-Sussundenga road near Zembe-Gondola

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Common names:
Frequency: Common in a limited area
Status: Native
Description:
Spiny succulent shrub, sometimes a small tree, up to c. 2.5 m tall. Branching from the base or with a greyish trunk up to c. 1 m. Branches up to c. 1 m long, 4-6-angled, spreading-ascending, constricted into tapering segments, up to 25 × 6 cm. Spine-shields joined, forming a whitish horny margin on the wing-like angles. Leaves more or less linear, up to 34 × 4 mm, falling early. Flowers along the angles of the upper segments, unisexual, yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: graniticola: granite loving
Habitat: In shallow soil patches on granite rock, usually forming colonies.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Between Manica and Chimoio in Central Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Friday 3 August 2012
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 408 - 409.

Leach, L.C. (1964). Euphorbia species from the Flora Zambesiaca area: 2 Kirkia 4 Pages 18 - 20. Prot (Includes a picture).

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Euphorbia graniticola.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127380, retrieved 21 November 2019

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