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Species Information
 

Euphorbia angrae N.E.Br.
(name current July 2011)
(needs confirmation July 2011)
umhlonhlo
(Euphorbia neopolycnemoides)

EUPHORBIACEAE
Growth form:
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: one locality

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Euphorbia neopolycnemoides - Perennial, slender branching stems rising in tufts from woody rootstock, often flowering in first year; hairless throughout. Leaves almost stalkless, pointed, narrow-oblong, five or more times as long as broad, up to 3 cm long x 3 mm wide, usually less, margins usually rolled downwards. “Flowers” borne singly in forks of stem, especially in end branches; glands having small conspicuous white appendage. Fruit spherical, c 2 mm diam.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

Included in Tree Atlas.


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