Euphorbia espinosa

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Euphorbia espinosa
Euphorbia espinosa


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
Subgenus: E. subg. Chamaesyce
Sectio: E. sect. Espinosae
Species: Euphorbia espinosa



Euphorbia espinosa Pax


  • Heterotypic
    • Euphorbia gynophora Pax, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 34: 374 (1904).
    • Euphorbia nodosa N.E.Br. in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 6(1): 548 (1911), nom. illeg.
    • Euphorbia nebrownii Merr., J. Arnold Arbor. 19: 352 (1938).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Angola; Botswana; Caprivi Strip; Malawi; Namibia; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Regional: Eastern Africa
      • Kenya; Tanzania

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



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