Euphorbia rubriflora N.E. Br.

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Euphorbia rubriflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi river Drive, Zambezi National Park

Euphorbia rubriflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi river Drive, Zambezi National Park

Euphorbia rubriflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi river Drive, Zambezi National Park

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or short-lived perennial herb with prostrate branches up to 25 cm long. Leaves opposite, oblong-ovate, up to 13 mm long with a rounded apex, subcordate at the base, hairless; margin entire; petiole up to 1 mm long; stipules linear, up to 1.5 mm long. Flower cymes in terminal and pseudoaxillary clusters. Glands 4, transversely elliptic c.0.7 mm wide with conspicuous white, pink or red appendages. Capsule acutely 3-lobed c. 1.8 mm long, hairy on the angles, just exserted on a reflexed pedicel up to 2 mm long.
Notes: Due to its limited distribution this species could be considered a near Endemic.
Derivation of specific name: rubriflora: with red flowers
Habitat: In dry, exposed stony ground.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Northern Botswana, southern Zambia and western Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Images last updated: Sunday 31 January 2016
Literature:

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Page 360.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 49.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 57.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Euphorbia rubriflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euphorbia rubriflora
The Plant List (version 1.1): Euphorbia rubriflora
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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 rubriflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136300, retrieved 22 September 2017

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