Euphorbia glomerifera

Euphorbia glomerifera (Millsp.) L.C. Wheeler (syn.: Chamaesyce glomerifera Millsp.) (Am.) – An exceptional and ephemeral alien. Recorded only once as a weed in a container with Phoenix canariensis in 1998 in Hooglede.

The rank of this species is debated. Some authors tend to accept it as a mere glabrous form of Euphorbia hypericifolia L. (Burch 1966, Oudejans 1990; see also Hügin 1998a).

Selected literature:

Burch D. (1966) The application of the Linnaean names of some New World species of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce. Rhodora 68: 155-166.

Hügin G. (1998) Die Gattung Chamaesyce in Europa. Feddes Repert. 109(3-4): 189-223.

Oudejans C.H.M. (1990) World catalogue of species names published in the Euphorbieae (Euphorbiaceae) with their geographical distribution. Utrecht, the Netherlands: 444 p.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith