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Origin and Habitat: South-west Madagascar, Mangoky river valley
Habitat and ecology: Euphorbia mangokyensis is found on gneiss and cipolin limestone in xerophytic bush.
- Euphorbia mangokyensis Denis
Description: Euphorbia mangokyensis is a spiny succulent shrub similar to both Euphorbia rossii and Euphorbia brachyphylla, but smaller with subterranean, napiform tap root and apparently deciduous.
Leaves: Ovate, 1.5-2 cm long, 1 cm wide, margins undulate, pubescent, petiolate.
Stipular spines: Basally flattened, accompanied by prickles.
Inflorescences: Capitate dichasia with several cyathia.
Bibliography: Major references and further lectures
1)Werner Rauh, Herman Schwartz “Succulent and xerophytic plants of Madagascar”, Volume 2 Strawberry Press, 1998
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