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Species Information
 

plant   
Euphorbia clavigera N.E.Br.
(name current 2016)
Sihlonhlwana
(Euphorbia persistens)

Euphorbiaceae

Near Endemic
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: disjunct
Schedule A
Other uses

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Endemism: Endemic? Threats: Grazing Distribution: Manzini area, Siteki, Siphofaneni, Manzini Wild collected plants are known from cultivation. Easy to grow from seed, attractive species. Restricted distribution.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Euphorbia clavigera - Main stem stout vertical, mostly underground, covered with stumps of previous aerial branches, c 3 cm diam. Aerial stems up to 10 cm long, produced in tuft, slender at base, gradually widening to c 2 cm at end, with pale streaks and with a few ridges which grow out into triangular points each bearing 2-4 spines c 8 mm long and having solitary “flowers” on their upper edges. “Flower” shortly stalked, c 5 mm diam, bright yellow.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.


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