Euphorbia grandicornis

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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. Euphorbia
Sectio: E. sect. Euphorbia
Species: Euphorbia grandicornis
Subspecies: E. g. subsp. grandicornis – E. g. subsp. sejuncta


Euphorbia grandicornis Blanc, Hints Cacti, ed. 2: 68. 1888.


  • Homotypic
    • Euphorbia grandicornis K.I.Goebel, Pflanzenbiol. Schilderungen 1: 42 (41, fig. 15). 1889, nom. superfl.
    • Euphorbia grandidens K.I.Goebel, Pflanzenschützer 1: 41. 1889, sphalm., non Haw. (1825).

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: South Tropical Africa
      • Mozambique
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland.

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


Vernacular names[edit]

Afrikaans: Renosterdoring
English: Cow Horn Euphorbia
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