1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Euphorbia L.
      1. Euphorbia poissonii Pax

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Gabon.

    [FWTA]

    Euphorbiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    An erect shrub to 6 ft. high, with candelabriform branching
    Branches
    Branches silvery-grey, stout
    Leaves
    Leaves pale green, deciduous
    Flowers
    Flowers pale greenish with red stamens
    Ecology
    On rocky hills in savannah and planted
    Spines
    Sometimes with rudimentary spines, or with spines present only on young plants.

    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Central African Repu

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Togo

    Euphorbia poissonii Pax appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Keay, R.W.J., Nigeria 35183.000
    Dalziel, J.M. [917], Nigeria 22025.000
    Meikle, R.D. [682], Nigeria 16752.000
    Meikle, R.D. [1370], Nigeria 22664.000
    Hepper, F.N. [3917], Cameroon 27461.048
    Hepper, F.N. [3917], Cameroon 34485.000
    Poole, B. [12894], Nigeria 22028.000

    First published in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 8: 62 (1902)

    Accepted by

    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 177.
    • Chev. in Rev. Bot. Appliq. 13: 549
    • Chev. Bot. 552
    • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 560
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0