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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mali to Sudan.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Euphorbiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
An erect shrub to 10 ft. high; with candelabriform branching
Ecology
On rocky hills in savannah.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo

Euphorbia unispina N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
McClintock [142], Cameroon 15803.000
Plowes [7860], Cameroon 62089.000
Kersting [593], Togo K000252779
Kersting [A 573], Togo K000252780

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 6(1): 561 (1911)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 178
  • Chev. in Rev. Bot. Appliq. 13: 550
  • E. “venenifica” of Aubrév. Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 178, partly.
  • E. “venenifica”of Chev. in Rev. Bot. Appliq. 13: 549, partly
  • in F.T.A. 6, 1: 561 (1911)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.

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