Euphorbia nutans

Euphorbia nutans Lag. (syn.: E. preslii Guss., Chamaesyce nutans (Lag.) Small) (Am.) – An exceptional and ephemeral alien. Recorded only once as a grain alien in 1995 at the disused Vamo Mills plant by the Albertkanaal in Merksem in 1995 (Verloove & Vandenberghe 1996).

Euphorbia nutans has naturalized in parts of southern Europe and is spreading along railway tracks. It has reached parts of Central-Europe (Hügin 1999) and a future naturalization in Belgium is not unlikely.

Selected literature:

Hügin G. (1997) Die Gattung Chamaesyce in Deutschland. Ber. Bayer. Bot. Ges. 68: 103-121.

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

Hügin G. (1999) Verbreitung und Ökologie der Gattung Chamaesyce in Mitteleuropa, Oberitalien und Südfrankreich. Feddes Repert. 110(3-4): 225-264.

Verloove F. & Vandenberghe C. (1996) Nieuwe en interessante voederadventieven voor de Belgische flora, hoofdzakelijk in 1995. Dumortiera 66: 11-32.

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