4501.000 Pedilanthus Neck. ex A. Poit.

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001) Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees with milky latex. Closely related to Euphorbia and differing in the involucral glands being completely enclosed by the cyathium.

Derivation of name: Greek: slipper-flower

Worldwide: 16 species in Central America, northern South America and the West Indies.

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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tithymaloides (L.) A. Poit. subsp. smallii (Millsp.) DresslerDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pedilanthus:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Pedilanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pedilanthus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pedilanthus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pedilanthus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pedilanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pedilanthus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pedilanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Pedilanthus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1592, retrieved 23 September 2019

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