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Description

Massive tree-size succulent, up to 10 m. The ridges of the branches are set with short spines, the inflorescences are situated at the top of the vertical branches, the flowers small and yellow.
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Derivation of specific name

ingens: huge
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Distribution

Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Euphorbia candelabrum Tremaut ex Kotschy:
Sudan (Africa & Madagascar)

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Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Euphorbia ingens E. Mey. ex Boiss.:
South Africa (Africa & Madagascar)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
  • Gibbs Russell, G. E., W. G. Welman, E. Reitief, K. L. Immelman, G. Germishuizen, B. J. Pienaar, M. v. Wyk & A. Nicholas. 1987. List of species of southern African plants. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa 2(1–2): 1–152(pt. 1), 1–270(pt. 2).   http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1371 External link.
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Worldwide distribution

E Angola, FZ area, South Africa and Swaziland
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Ecology

Population Biology

Frequency

Common
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Euphorbia ingens

Euphorbia ingens is a species of plant in the genus Euphorbia and the family Euphorbiaceae. It is native to dry areas of southern Africa. It is popularly known as the "Candelabra Tree", and its milky latex can be extremely poisonous, and a dangerous irritant.[2]

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