Euphorbia neopolycnemoides Pax & K. Hoffm.

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Euphorbia neopolycnemoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hill near Tuli police camp

Euphorbia neopolycnemoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hill near Tuli police camp

Euphorbia neopolycnemoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hill near Tuli police camp

Euphorbia neopolycnemoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hill near Tuli police camp

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Synonyms: Chamaesyce neopolycnemoides (Pax & K. Hoffm.) Koutnik
Euphorbia arabica var. latiappendiculata Pax
Euphorbia eylesii sensu Eyles
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Status: Native
Description:
Laxly branched erect annual herb, up to c. 25 cm tall. Branches pinkish red, hairless. Leaves opposite, linear-lanceolate, up to 2.5 cm long, hairless; margin entire. Stipules small but divided into 3-5 linear teeth. Flowers terminal and axillary, solitary, with 4 white or pink, petal-like appendages. Capsule 3-lobed, c. 2.5 mm in diameter, hairless, exserted on a recurved pedicel. See E. eylesii for comparison.
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Habitat: On stony ground in open (mopane) woodland
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, southern Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N,SE
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Literature:

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 355 - 356. (Includes a picture).

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

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 56. as Chamaesyce neopolycnemoides

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Flora of Caprivi: Euphorbia neopolycnemoides
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Euphorbia neopolycnemoides
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Euphorbia neopolycnemoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euphorbia neopolycnemoides
Plants of the World Online: Euphorbia neopolycnemoides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Euphorbia neopolycnemoides
Tropicos: Euphorbia neopolycnemoides
Wikipedia: Euphorbia neopolycnemoides


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Euphorbia neopolycnemoides.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136210, retrieved 14 November 2019

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