Euphorbia virosa Willd.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Euphorbia virosa Willd. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000965374. Accessed on: 23 Oct 2021'

Morphology

Monoecious, spiny, glabrous shrub, 1-2.5 m tall, with short main stem bearing many, ascending 5-8-angled, often articulated branches, 5-10 cm thick. Leaves soon deciduous, ovate, 1-3 mm long. Cyathia many, near apex of branches, axillary, in groups of 3, up to 10 mm diam., with 5-10 bright, yellow, entire glands. Capsule sessile, nearly spherical, 15-23 mm diam., glabrous.

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    Habitat

    Very arid rocky slopes, especially along Gariep Valley.

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    Distribution

    Southern Angola to Gariep Valley.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Bruyns, PV. 2013. Euphorbiaceae. 371 - 379. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 2 Sp. Pl.

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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    Euphorbiaceae
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).