Euphorbia loricata

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Euphorbia loricata Lam.

Euphorbiaceae

Life form: shrub

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: cyathium
Fruit: not specified

 

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

Euphorbia loricata is a succulent shrub.

Naming

Euphorbia loricata was described by Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck in 1788. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Euphorbia loricata 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 shrubs reach heights of 50 to 100 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Euphorbia loricata is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Euphorbia loricata produces cyathiae that are arranged in cymes.


Root System

Distribution

Euphorbia loricata is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The shrubs tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

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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