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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.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (e.), Rwanda
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Carter, S. 1985. Euphorbia candelabrum, a question of validity (Euphorbiaceae). Taxon 34:701. Note: treats Euphorbia candelabrum Welw. as not validly published
  3. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  4. Eggli, U., ed. 2002. Illustrated handbook of succulent plants: Dicotyledons
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  6. Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae
  7. Leach, L. C. 1986. Euphorbia candelabrum Welw. and related matters. Taxon 35:711-714. Note: treats Euphorbia candelabrum Kotschy as later homonym of E. candelabrum Welw. (1855)
  8. Leach, L. C. 1992. Euphorbia candelabrum auctt.. Collect. Bot. (Barcelona) 21:91-95. Note: treats Euphorbia candelabrum Kotschy as later homonym of E. candelabrum Welw. (1855)
  9. Thulin, M., ed. 1993-. Flora of Somalia.
  10. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.

Check other web resources for Euphorbia candelabrum Kotschy :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=16354. Accessed 23 July 2019.