Euphorbia denticulata Lam., 1788
Gaziantep, GAZIANTEP ● Turkey
Description: Robust, glabrous, glaucous, decumbent or almost prostrate perennial. The stems are several, simple, arising from stout woody stock.
The lower cauline leaves are obovate, 1.5-5 x 1-3 cm, often purple-tinged, obtuse or subacute, the apex mucronate, margin ± entire, the base cuneate or rounded. The upper cauline leaves are suborbicular or ovate, to 4 cm broad, not mucronate. The ray-leaves are suborbicular to reniform, the base shallowly cordate. The raylet-leaves are reniform or transversely ovate, 1-2 x l-2.5(-3) cm, base rounded to cordate. The rays 5(-8) are to 3 times dichotomous; the axillary rays 0-2.
The glands are pectinate, crimson. The fruits are ovoid-conical, trigonous, 7-8 mm diam. The seeds are ovoid-quadrangular, 4-5 mm, tuberculate-rugulose, grey or brown; the caruncle terminal, conical, 1.5 mm.
Biology: Flowering from April to August.
Habitat: Quercus woods, scrub, rocky limestone and igneous slopes, steppe, ruins, 800-3050 m.
Distribution: Lebanon, Syria, Transcaucasia (Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia), Northern and Western Iran, Northern Iraq, Turkey (Eastern Anatolia).
Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
The Flora of Van Lake Basin