Taxon: Euphorbia candelabrum Kotschy

Genus: Euphorbia
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Euphorbioideae
Tribe: Euphorbieae
Subtribe: Euphorbiinae
Nomen number: 16354
Place of publication: Mitth. K.K. Geogr. Ges. Wien 1:169. 1857
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 29-Oct-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Jul-2008
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania ; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia ; Somalia ; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi ; Rwanda ; Zaire


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  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
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  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

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