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Euphorbia aleppica   (Aleppo Spurge)


Euphorbia aleppica   (EUPHORBIACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 12-Jan-2019)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (Oct-2010) Euphorbia aleppica retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 2019-Mar-22

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Euphorbia aleppica L.
Published in L., Sp. Pl. 458 (1753)

Synonyms :

Basionym or principal synonym: No Main Synonyms
Full list of synonyms : [ Euro+Med ]   [ PlantList ]   [ IPNI ]   [ Catalogue of Life ]

Plant Family :

Euphorbiaceae The Spurge Family 24 Euphorbiaceae species recorded from Malta.
Juss.

English name(s) :

Aleppo Spurge

Maltese name(s) :

Maltese name not known

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common     Frequent     Scarce     Rare     Very rare     Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: THEROPHYTE (Annuals)
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection [link]:

Not Protected by Law (LN200/2011 or LN311/2006)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

May-Sep

Colour of Flowers:

Inc or Green


Species Description and Distribution

Habitat in Europe:

Cultivated or stony ground.

Preferred habitat in Malta:

Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Botanical Description:

Glabrous or minutely papillose, somewhat glaucous annual up to 40 cm, sometimes with up to 30 basal branches, and 1-9(-12) axillary rays. Leaves 10-25(-50) × 0•2-3(-5) mm, very dense and closely imbricate, linear-subulate to linear-oblanceolate, entire. Ray-leaves like the upper cauline. Raylet-leaves ovate-rhombic to trullate or falcate, entire or irregularly toothed. Rays 2-4(-6) up to 5 times dichotomous. Glands with 2 horns, the horns paler than the glands. Capsule 2 mm, shallowly sulcate, more or less smooth. Seeds 1•5 mm, ovoid-tetragonous, grey with white tubercles.

Distributional range:

E. & C. Mediterranean region Krym.


Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):

Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):

Bulgaria, Doubtful in Corse, Doubtful in Crete, France (incl. Monaco and Channel Islands but excluding Corse), Greece, Italy (excl. Sicily and Sardignia), ex-Jugoslavia, Russia and former USSR, Sicily and/or Malta, Turkey (European part)

Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(Euro+Med Checklist, 2017) - Country codes

Ag Bu Co Cr Cy Gr IJ Ju LS Ma Rm Si Tcs Tn Tu(E) Uk(K U) [Ga]


Images (4 images)
   Euphorbia aleppica   -   Image Code: EUPAL-0.
   Euphorbia aleppica   -   Image Code: EUPAL-1.
   Euphorbia aleppica   -   Image Code: EUPAL-2.
   Euphorbia aleppica   -   Image Code: EUPAL-3.

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EoL

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NYBG

Vienna Virt. Hb.

RBGE

KEW

MNHN

Arkive


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