Euphorbia griseola Pax
subsp. griseola

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Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

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Synonyms: Euphorbia heterochroma sensu White, Dyer & Sloane
Euphorbia ledienii sensu Suessenguth
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small succulent shrub usually much less than 1 m tall. Branches 4-6-angled, occasionally slightly and distantly constricted. Spine shields forming a continuous horny ridge along the angles. Flowers unisexual, yellow. Fruit a 3-lobed capsule, c. 5 mm in diameter, exserted on a recurved pedicel.
Notes: See subsp. mashonica for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In shallow soils on granite rocks.
Altitude range: 850 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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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 - 413. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 48.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 61. as Euphorbia griseola (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 57.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 92.

Other sources of information about Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola:

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Flora of Botswana: Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola
Flora of Malawi: Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola
Flora of Zambia: Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola
Flora of Zimbabwe: Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Euphorbia griseola subsp. griseola

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): 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
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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: 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 griseola subsp. griseola.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135990, retrieved 17 November 2019

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