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Tithymalus balsamifer (Aiton) Haw.
Syn. Pl. Succ. 140 1812.
Family: EUPHORBIACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Euphorbia balsamifera Aiton
Hort. Kew. [W. Aiton] 2: 137 1789. Aiton

Tithymalus balsamifer (Euphorbia balsamifera) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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.

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Tithymalus balsamifer (Euphorbia balsamifera) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Tithymalus balsamifer (Euphorbia balsamifera) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Tithymalus balsamifer (Euphorbia balsamifera) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Tithymalus balsamifer (Euphorbia balsamifera) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Tithymalus balsamifer (Euphorbia balsamifera) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Euphorbia balsamifera in Masca Gorge, at Tenerife, Spain (Canary Islands). (Euphorbia balsamifera) Photo by: Han Keat Lim

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Tithymalus balsamifer (Euphorbia balsamifera) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Tithymalus balsamifer (Euphorbia balsamifera) Photo by: Cactus Art

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