Euphorbia candelabrum

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Isoneotype of Euphorbia candelabrum Welw. and also holotype of E. conspicua (BM000911284)


Taxonavigation: Malpighiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamilia: Euphorbioideae
Tribus: Euphorbieae
Subtribus: Euphorbiinae
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: Euphorbia candelabrum


Euphorbia candelabrum Welw., Proc. Linn. Soc. London 2: 329 (1855); as Candelabra

  • Note: authors such as Hiern (1900: 946) and Carter (1985) did not admit validity of publication of this name in 1855 and it was placed under Euphorbia conspicua by Govaerts, Frodin & Radcliffe-Smith (2000). This treatment was refuted by Bruyns & Berry (2019).
  • Typus: F. Welwitsch 641 (neotypus: LISU223726, designated by Leach 1992: 92; isoneotypi: BM000911284(JSTOR), COI00096924, G, K000253152(JSTOR)).
  • Type locality: Angola. Near Loanda[Luanda].


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Native distribution areas:

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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Vernacular names[edit]

беларуская: Кактус канделабър
Deutsch: Kandelaber-Wolfsmilch
English: Candelabra-tree
hts: Munangare-ko
日本語: エウフォルビア・カンデラブルム
polski: Wilczomlecz kandelabrowy
русский: Молочай канделябровый
svenska: stor kaktuseuforbia
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