Euphorbia candelabrum

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Euphorbia candelabrum Kotschy

Euphorbiaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: hastate

Division: simple

Shape: cyathium
Fruit: not specified

40C / e7422b 

Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Euphorbianae
Ordo:
Euphorbiales
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Euphorbia candelabrum, commonly known as Candelabra Tree, is a succulent tree.

Contents

Naming

Taxonomy

Euphorbia candelabrum is a species in the genus Euphorbia which contains approximately 2140 to 2233 species and belongs to the family of the Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family). The type species of the genus is Euphorbia antiquorum.

Characteristics

Growth

The trees reach heights of 15 to 20 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Euphorbia candelabrum is evergreen. The leaves are simple. They are hastate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Euphorbia candelabrum produces cymes of salmon-red cyathiae from March to May.


Root System

Distribution

Euphorbia candelabrum is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Euphorbia candelabrum is toxic.

Aeskulap  Please read the health issues note

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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