Euphorbia polygona

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Euphorbia polygona Haw.

Euphorbiaceae

Life form: shrub

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Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

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 polygona is a succulent shrub.

Contents

Naming

Euphorbia polygona was described by Adrian Hardy Haworth in 1803. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Euphorbia polygona 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

Euphorbia polygona - habitus
Euphorbia polygona - buds
Euphorbia polygona - flowers

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 50 to 170 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Euphorbia polygona produces cymes of salmon-red cyathiae from March to April.


Root System

Distribution

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

Cultivation

The shrubs tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

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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