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Euphorbia pseudoapios Maire & Weiller

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Euphorbia pseudoapios Maire & Weiller,   it is a short perennial herb, up to I0 (-20) cm; rootstock usually single, tuberous,  to subrounded,  5 x 2.5 cm, woody, giving out several simple branches, branch leafy, herbaceous, terete, glabrous. Leaves alternate. obovate. cuneate below. with usually rounded apices, obsoletely mucronate, glabrous, entire or almost 50. Umbels rays 3-5 in terminal ones with usually a few lateral ones also present. Ray leaves like the cauline leaves. raylct-Icaves smaller. Yellowish-green. Cyathium obconical-campanulate, lobes ovate, obtuse, glabrous outside, villose inside, glands transversely oblong or oblong-linear. Capsules subglobose, verrucose with hemispherical or semi-ovoid verruce. Seeds smooth, with a sub reniform caruncle.  Life Form: Ch,   Flowering in:———–,   Vern:————-,   Phytochoria: Endemic, The native range of this species is Libya.     Notes: Wild in Libya, endemic to Al-Gabal Al-Akhder area.

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Gaigab, Faidia by Maire & Weiller    Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar 2021


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1982) Flora of Libya, Euphorbiaceae Vol.  (89) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses, Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Mohamed, A.H., Mosallam, H.A., Sergwa, S.S., Gibreel, M.A. (2021) Impact of Edaphic Factors on Vegetation Composition in Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar, Libya. Egypt. J. Bot., Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 191-201 (2021) Impact of Edaphic Factors 2021_compressed