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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

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

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

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

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • 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.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 177.
  • Chev. Bot. 552
  • Chev. in Rev. Bot. Appliq. 13: 549
  • —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.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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