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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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African Study Monographs 20 1: Like quite small pots, repott in very later winter, early spring. Euphorbia comprises about species and euphirbia a worldwide distribution, with at least species occurring in continental Africa and about in Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands. The true identity of Euphorbia obovalifolia A.

Knowledge and use of medicinal plants by people around Debre Libanos monastery in Ethiopia. The tigliane, daphnane and ingenane diterpenes. If plant becomes very red, this is a sign that the roots have not developed properly, so repot the plant with fresh growing medium.

The stems can be used as firewood, although the smoke is irritant. Retrieved 6 August A decoction of the pith of the branches is given to candwlabrum just after childbirth to expel the placenta. Candelbrum confertiflora Volkens Euphorbia murielii N. Kenya trees, shrubs and lianas. Slightly delicate, though, and spines tear off easily, exposing that latexy sap.

Euphorbia candelabrum was used in traditional Ethiopian medicine. It makes one of the better house plants candelabrym an Euphorbiadealing well with low light situations though recommend higher light if possible. Some authorities further divide this species into two varieties, Euphorbia candelabrrum var.


It can tolerate moderate shade, and a plant that has been growing in shade should be slowly hardened off before placing it in full sun as the plant will be severely scorched if moved too suddenly from shade into sun. Medicinal plants of the Shinasha, Agew-awi and Amhara peoples in northwest Ethiopia.

National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya. There are 7 news article citations related to Euphorbia candelabrum Kotschy. The fish poison is prepared by soaking a bundle of grass in the latex, tying it to a stone and throwing it into the water. Berger See all synonyms of Euphorbia abyssinica. Paralysed fish rise to the surface within a short period of time.

Euphorbia candelabrum

There are 91 citation in scholarly articles related to Euphorbia candelabrum Kotschy. In Ethiopia a stem bark decoction of Euphorbia abyssinica is taken to treat gastro-intestinal complaints. Spine Shields triangular, about 10 x 7 mm wide, separate or closely packed almost touching on the rib border, becoming corky. In Kenya a wood decoction is given to treat stomach-ache during childbirth.

Euphorbia candelabrum belongs to subgenus Euphorbiasection Euphorbiaa large group which is characterized by succulent, usually angular stems, stipules modified into small spines or absenteyphorbia spine shield with an additional pair of spines sometimes fused into a single spineaxillary inflorescences and seeds without a caruncle.

Place the cutting in a warm, bright and slightly humid spot, to increase the building of new roots. Towards community management of the forest of the Lost Child. Usually 4 but up to 8 in juvenile specimens very deep, vertical or slightly twisted with thin walls ejphorbia shallow sinuate teeth up to12 mm apart.

Euphorbia candelabrum is very similar to Euphorbia ingens from southern Africa, and may be conspecific. The gallery now contains thousands of pictures, however it is possible to do even more. Cymes, simple 1 to 5 together. It is very drought resistant but susceptible to frost.

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Back to Succulents Encyclopedia index. It is a moderately fast grower, and will quickly become large landscape masterpieces in just years. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing Oromo-language text All stub articles. It is easy to propagate by cuttings in late spring to summer, just take a cutting of the plant let it dry for 1 or 2 weeks and stuff it in the ground preferably dry, loose, extremely well draining soil.

A preliminary report on the ethnobotany of the Suiei Dorobo in northern Kenya.

The latex is applied to ticks of cattle. Euphorbia candelabrum is relatively common in its large area of distribution and is therefore not at risk of genetic erosion. Frost tender, frost free zones only. There are citation in web searches related to Euphorbia candelabrum Kotschy.

Euphorbia candelabrum – Wikipedia

Euphorbia candelabrum Euphorbia candelabrum in the Serengeti Scientific classification Kingdom: Cyathia mm wide, peduncles up to 5 mm long stout, nectar glands elliptic yellow, almost touching. An ethanol extract of the stem showed low toxicity in the brine-shrimp test.

Mixed with clarified honeyits sap was used as a purgative to cure syphilisand when mixed with other medicinal plants as a salve to treat the symptoms of leprosy. It is definitely more tender than Euphorbia ammak or Euphorbia ingens Warning: The latex is very toxic and may euohorbia blindness when it comes into contact with the eyes. Experiences from the Loita Ethnobotany Project. Cologne Development Studies 8.