Euphorbia lividiflora L.C. Leach

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Euphorbia lividiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National park.

Euphorbia lividiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Euphorbia lividiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Euphorbia lividiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Euphorbia lividiflora

Photo: Michael Hynak
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Euphorbia lividiflora

Photo: Michael Hynak
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms:
Common names: Red-flowered euphorbia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched spreading succulent tree. Branches slender, 2-2.5 cm thick, 3-4- angled; segment up to 30 cm, only slightly constricted between the segments. Spines in pairs on the crests, c. 5 mm long; spine shields very small. Leaves almost circular, c. 13 mm in diameter, falling very early. Flowers 5-lobed red to reddish purple. Fruit deeply 3-lobed, c. 2.5 cm in diameter, stalked.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woodland and thickets, often forming small colonies.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Sunday 22 April 2007
Literature:

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Pages 399 - 406. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 532.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 56.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 253.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 164.

Leach, L.C. (1964). Euphorbia species from the Flora Zambesiaca area: 2 Kirkia 4 Pages 20 - 23. Protologue (Includes a picture).

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.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Euphorbia lividiflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136120, retrieved 24 September 2017

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