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- Euphorbia virosa subs. arenicola L.C.Leach
Euphorbia virosa subs. arenicola L.C.Leach
Bol. Soc. Brot. sér. 2, 45: 355. 1971
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Euphorbia virosa Willd.
Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willdenow] 2(2): 882. 1799 [Dec 1799]
- Euphorbia virosa Willd.
- Euphorbia bellica Hiern
- Euphorbia dinteri A.Berger
- Euphorbia virosa f. caespitosa H.Jacobsen
- Euphorbia virosa f. striata H.Jacobsen
Description: Euphorbia virosa subsp. arenicola is a much smaller spreading plant with an average height of 50 cm. It flowers generously in late winter, whereas subsp. virusa flowers sparingly in the summer.
Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Euphorbia virosa
- Euphorbia virosa Willd.: forms dense clumps of growth, up to 3 m across and with numerous branches in whorls from the base conferring it a candelabra-like shape. Distribution: NW South Africa to the north of Namibia and South Angola.
- Euphorbia virosa subs. arenicola L.C.Leach: has a more spreading habit with decumbent rebranching stems. Inflorescences often 2-forcked. Distribution: coastal belt south of Moeamedes in Angola.
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