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Euphorbia balsamifera Aiton
Hort. Kew. [W. Aiton] 2: 137 1789.
Family: EUPHORBIACEAE

Euphorbia balsamifera Photo by: Amante Darmanin
Montana Roja, Tenerife. Coveted by bonsai collectors. Makes a nice low-growing rounded shrub/tree with a short succulent trunk max of 1,00/5,0m tall (in the ground) but usually small in culture. Large potted specimens are pricey.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Euphorbia balsamifera Aiton
Hort. Kew. [W. Aiton] 2: 137 1789.
Synonymy: 7 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Euphorbia balsamifera subs. adenensis (Deflers) P.R.O.Bally
Candollea 20: 31, 34 1965
Synonymy: 4
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Balsam Spurge, Sweet tabaiba
FRENCH (Français): euphorbe de Cayor, euphorbe candélabre
FULA or FULANI (Fulfulde, Pulaar, Pularl): budakaréï, batukari, badékarèy (pl. budekardé, badakaradié
GERMAN (Deutsch): Balsam-Wolfsmilch
ITALIAN (Italiano): Euphorbia balsamifera
MANDINKA or MANDING ((Mandi\'nka kango لغة مندنكا): salan, damoi, ndamô, ndarnol
RUSSIAN (Русский): Молоча́й бальзами́ческий
SPANISH (Español): Tabaiba dulce, Tabaibal dulce
WOLOF (Wolof): salam, salan

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Euphorbia balsamifera group

  • Euphorbia balsamifera Aiton: Up to 5 m tall Origin Canary island, West Africa, Mauritania, Senegal, Niger.
  • Euphorbia balsamifera subs. adenensis (Deflers) P.R.O.Bally: More compact, up to 1 m tall leaves obovate up to 2,5 cm long. Origin: Arabian peninsula, Sudan (Red sea hills) North Somalia at an altitude ranging from 900 to1550 m.

8268 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Coveted by bonsai collectors. Large potted specimens are pricey. Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
28854 amante Amante Darmanin
Euphorbia balsamifera. Habitat at Montana Roja, Tenerife Photo by: Amante Darmanin

28853 amante Amante Darmanin
Euphorbia balsamifera, Montana Roja, Tenerife. Photo by: Amante Darmanin
28965 RapCactus Raimondo Paladini
Euphorbia balsamifera ssp balsamifera, around Arafo, Tenerife, Canary Island. Photo by: Raimondo Paladini

8269 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Euphorbia balsamifera Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
8270 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Euphorbia balsamifera Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

28967 RapCactus Raimondo Paladini
Euphorbia balsamifera ssp balsamifera, around Arafo, Tenerife, Canary Island. Photo by: Raimondo Paladini
8272 cactus-art Cactus Art
Euphorbia balsamifera Photo by: Cactus Art

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