Euphorbia hamata

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Euphorbia hamata
Euphorbia hamata


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. Athymalus
Sectio: E. sect. Anthacanthae
Subsectio: E. subsect. Pseudeuphorbium
Species: Euphorbia hamata


Euphorbia hamata (Haworth, A.H.) Sweet, Hort. Suburb. Lond.: 107 (1818).


  • Basionym
    • Dactylanthes hamata Haw., Syn. Pl. Succ.: 133 (1812).
  • Homotypic
    • Medusea hamata (Haw.) Klotzsch & Garcke, Monatsber. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1859: 251 (1859).
  • Heterotypic
    • Dactylanthes medusa Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4: 112 (1838).
    • Euphorbia cervicornis Boiss., Cent. Euphorb.: 27 (1860).
    • Euphorbia peltigera E.Mey. ex Boiss. in Candolle, Prodr. 15(2): 91 (1862).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces; Namibia

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


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