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Euphorbia triangularis

Euphorbia triangularis
Common names: river euphorbia, chandelier-tree, tree euphorbia (Eng.); riviernaboom (Afr.); umhlonthlo (isiXhosa); umhlonhlowane, isiphapha (IsiZulu)
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... up to 1 665 m above sea level. Flowers of  Euphorbia triangularis attract butterflies, bees and other insects. ... adaptable for growing in rocky areas and shallow soil. Euphorbia Euphorbia triangularis grows quite easily from seeds sown in ...

10 / 09 / 2018 | Bathabile Ndlovu | Kwazulu-Natal NBG
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Euphorbia nesemannii

Euphorbia nesemannii (Werner Voigt)
Common names: Nesemann's euphorbia (Eng.); melkpol (Afr.)
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... for assistance with information for this article. Euphorbia nesemannii is a spiny succulent shrublet with tuberous roots, a ... mid-winter. The fruits are dark brown to black. Euphorbia nesemannii is endemic to South Africa, and is found only in the ...

13 / 08 / 2018 | Sinikeziwe Ncaphayi | Karoo Desert NBG
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Euphorbia sekukuniensis

Euphorbia sekukuniensis
Common names: Sekhukhune candelabra-tree, Sekhukhune euphorbia (Eng.); sekhukhunenaboom (Afr.)
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... National Botanical Garden November 2017   Euphorbia sekukuniensis is a small, spiny, succulent tree that grows up to ... is a 3-lobed capsule, 8–9 mm in diameter. Euphorbia sekukuniensis is closely related to E. grandidens , E. ...

27 / 11 / 2017 | Ntuthuko Mabuya | Pretoria NBG
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Euphorbia globosa

Euphorbia globosa
Common names: globose euphorbia, globose spurge (Eng.); eierpol, knopmelkbol, langbeentjie (Afr.)
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... 2017 Photos: Andrew Hankey Euphorbia globosa is a dwarf succulent composed of usually round, scaly, ... fruit capsule. The fruit bursts open to release seeds. Euphorbia globosa is a slow-growing and long-lived plant. Euphorbia ...

13 / 02 / 2017 | Tandiwe Nkonki | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Euphorbia groenewaldii

Euphorbia groenewaldii (Seloba Chuene)
Common names: none
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... Herbarium, Pretoria May 2016   Euphorbia groenewaldii is a caudiform succulent with a single main stem and a ... each locule containing one or two seeds. Euphorbia groenewaldii is endemic to the Polokwane area in the Limpopo ...

30 / 05 / 2016 | Lerato Hoveka | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Euphorbia grandidens

Euphorbia grandidens. Photo Geoff Nichols
Common names: valleybush euphorbia, large-toothed euphorbia (Eng.); valleibosnaboom, groottandnaboom (Afr.); umhlontlo (isiXhosa); umhlonhlo wehlathi (isiZulu)
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... time is from September to November. Euphorbia is a cosmopolitan genus. It consists of about 2 000 species distributed worldwide. There are about 200 species of Euphorbia found distributed in Sub-Saharan Africa; Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, ...

31 / 08 / 2015 | Sifiso Mnxati | KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium
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Euphorbia virosa

Euphorbia virosa flowers
Common names: poison euphorbia (Eng.); Boesmansgif, boomgif, gifboom, noors, melkbos, naboom ( Afr.); nhlangaume (Shangana)
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... Karoo Desert NBG June 2013   Euphorbia virosa is a tough succulent which usually grows up to 3 m with the ... followed by red fruits in late winter. Euphorbia virosa is widely distributed from the northwestern interior of the ...

10 / 06 / 2013 | Z Kontsiwe | Karoo Desert NBG
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Euphorbia clivicola

Family: Euphorbiaceae

... Wildflowers (CREW) April 2012   Euphorbia clivicola is a short, spiny perennial succulent with a ... Plants produce toxic, milky latex (Smart 1999). Euphorbia clivicola occurs in two populations which are about 38 km apart. ...

30 / 04 / 2012 | Lerato Hoveka | CREW
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Euphorbia barnardii

Euphorbia barnardii
Common names: mokgwakgwatha (Pedi)
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... Pethole Manyama CREW Programme May 2008 Euphorbia barnardii is a spiny succulent which is seldom higher than 0.75 m, ... capsules are formed from July to August. Euphorbia barnardii is a Limpopo endemic and is restricted to the ...

26 / 05 / 2008 | Pethole Manyama | CREW
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Euphorbia mauritanica

Euphorbia mauritanica
Common names: yellow milk bush, golden spurge (Eng.); geelmelkbos, beesmelkbos, gifmelkbos, kaalmelkbos, kleinmelkbos (Afr.)
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... April 2008 With additions by Yvonne Reynolds Euphorbia mauritanica is a monoecious, spineless, much-branched succulent ... injured, it produces milky sap at the cut. Euphorbia mauritanica grows very well in dry climates and in coastal as well ...

07 / 04 / 2008 | Allen Gcina Nene | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Euphorbia tirucalli

Euphorbia tirucalli
Common names: pencil plant, rubber-hedge euphorbia (Eng.); kraalmelkbos (Afr.)
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... Porter NBG December 2007 The rubber-hedge euphorbia is a many-branched, succulent plant, usually 3-5 m but may reach 10 m ... injury. There are more than 2000 species of Euphorbia found in the warmer parts of the world. Of approximately 200 ...

24 / 12 / 2007 | Werner Voigt | Harold Porter NBG
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Euphorbia stellispina

E.stellispina
Common names: sterretjie-noors, noorsdoring (Afr.)
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... National Botanical Garden July 2005 Euphorbia stellispina is a tall, unisexual, multi-stemmed spiny succulent ... dispersed when the capsules dry and burst open. Euphorbia stellispina has a very wide distribution, stretching from Gordonia ...

01 / 08 / 2005 | Roger Oliver | Karoo Desert NBG
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Euphorbia

Euphorbia mauritanica in flower
Common names: spurges, euphorbias
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... cyathium, which is the basic unit of the inflorescence of Euphorbia, are surrounded by a number of bracts which form a unique floral ... African species are illustrated below. For more see  www.euphorbia-international.org  for links included there. Euphorbia  ...

11 / 04 / 2005 | Robert Archer | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Euphorbia cooperi

Fruiting branches image ©Geoff Nichols
Common names: bushveld candelabra euphorbia (Eng.); norsdoring (Afr.)
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... through Swaziland and up to Messina in Limpopo. Euphorbia Euphorbia cooperi can create a statement in any garden due to its structural ...

28 / 02 / 2005 | J K Baloyi | Pretoria NBG
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Euphorbia ingens

E. ingens tree
Common names: common tree Euphorbia (Eng.); naboom, gewone naboom (Afr.); mohlohlokgomo, mokgoto (Northern Sotho); unHlonhlo (Sw); Nkondze, Nkonde (Tswana)
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... birds such as woodpeckers often use dead sections. Euphorbia These plants are easy to grow and make a wonderful addition to a ... that can be considered or planted as companion plants to Euphorbia ingens are E. tirucalli (rubber euphorbia) and E. ...

05 / 07 / 2004 | Lou-nita LeRoux | Lowveld NBG
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Euphorbia obesa

Euphorbia obesa
Common names: Sea Urchin, Baseball, Vetmensie
Family: Euphorbiaceae

... National Botanical Garden February 2002 Euphorbia obesa  can grow to 20 cm in height with a diameter of 9 cm. It is a ... The leaves are very rudimentary and soon drop off. Euphorbia obesa is dioecious, i.e. male and female flowers occur on different ...

18 / 02 / 2002 | | Kirstenbosch NBG
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