Euphorbia erythraeae () Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 6(): [Mar ] (nom. illeg., Art. ). Accepted Scientific Name: Euphorbia. Euphorbia candelabrum are succulent house plants that are fairly uniform in size and shape. The distinctive shape resembles a candelabra, hence the name. Candelabrum spurge has such an exotic form that it has become a popular landscape plant. This one is on the grounds of a safari hotel at.

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Euphorbia candelabrum Euphorbia candelabrum x – 44k – jpg rrrmarina. In Central Africa several drops of latex diluted in water are taken to treat coughs and tuberculosis, or as an emetic and abortifacient. The soft, yellow wood is used as firewood and for roofing, matches, boxes, tables and saddles.

Euphorbia candelabrum

There are 19 citations in Afrirefs related to Euphorbia candelabrum Kotschy. Euphorbia erythraeae is one of the innumerable local form of the very variable Euphorbia abyssinica.

Euphorbia candelabrum is very similar to Euphorbia ingens from southern Africa, and may be conspecific. The latex of Euphorbia candelabrum contains highly irritant ingenol diterpene esters.


Slightly delicate, though, and spines tear off easily, exposing that latexy sap. If plant becomes very red, this is a sign that the roots have not developed properly, so repot the plant with fresh growing medium.

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Flowers unisexual; male flowers sessile, perianth absent, stamen c. Only downside is from strong winds, the columns often smash into each other, causing permanent scarring Back to Euphorbiaceae index.

Euphorbia candelabrum – Wikipedia

Experiences from the Loita Ethnobotany Project. Send a photo of this plant. Euphorbia candelabrum Euphorbia candelabrum Welw. Euphorbia candelabrum 1, habit; 2, top of branch. Candelabrim, angular branches, cm wide, constricted into ovate segment approx.

Candelavrum – Euphorbia candelabrum Haile Selassie I University,p. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Euphorbia candelabrum comprises 2 varieties; var. Euphorbia candelabrum ‘Euphorbia candelabrum Milkweed There are book citations related to Euphorbia candelabrum Kotschy. Cut branches are used as fencing and planted for shade. Carter has 2-celled fruits instead of 3-celled fruits of var.

It is also appreciated as a live fence because it is easily propagated from untreated mature branch cuttings. The flowers of Euphorbia candelabrum produce much nectar, but the honey causes a burning sensation in the mouth, which is intensified by drinking water. Somewhat user-friendly with only sparse spines along the edges of caandelabrum plant.


Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. Ethnoveterinary medicine in Kenya. But young plant are happy growing indoors, where they can easily reach the ceiling. Their chemistry, distribution and biological activities. Has cream, yellow and pale-green variegated stems.

The latex also contains about Retrieved 12 January Ethnobotany of the Loita Maasai. Journal of Ethnopharmacology It contains carcinogenic ingenol candelabtum esters and the latex should therefore be used with care. Citation in web searches. Place the cutting in a warm, bright and slightly humid spot, to increase the building of new roots.

Much research is directed toward synthesis and biological evaluation of ingenol analogs and derivatives. Stem cuttings need to be stored for a few days to dry before planted or else they will rot.

Euphorbia candelabrum Euphorbia candelabrum x – 18k – jpg www. Euphorbia candelabrum Euphorbia candelabrum in the Serengeti Scientific classification Kingdom:

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