Euphorbia grandicornis Goebel ex N.E.Br. subsp. grandicornis
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Tree
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Local abundance: occasional
Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc
Distribution: Chindene, Big Bend
Very common where it occurs. Also in Ndumo, South Africa.
Also in Ndumo, South Africa.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Euphorbia grandicornis - Much-branched formidable shrub, branches deeply constricted into 3—4-ridged joints up to 8 cm long and wide, bearing broad-based pairs of stout straight spines up to 4 cm long; small additional prickles often present. Clusters of flowers arise on edges of terminal joints. Fruits three-lobed, c 1 cm diam.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.