Euphorbia dendroides L.

Euphorbia dendroides L.


    Taxon info

    Euphorbia dendroides is widespread in the Mediterranean area. In Greece it is common, often dominant, on dry, steep, rocky slopes near the sea throughout the country (except in the far NE), forming neat, rounded bushes up to 1.5 m in diameter. It flowers in the early spring and is summer deciduous, often developing autumn colours and shedding its leaves already in May. The smaller, spiny E. acanthothamnos has a similar distribution in Greece, although its general distribution is almost confined to the Aegean area.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. & Tzanoudakis, D. 2013: Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31: p. 336 [Plate 10.8]


    GR(IoI SPi Pe StE EC NE WAe Kik KK EAe

    Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)


    Native / Non Range-Restricted






    Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands, Cliffs, rocks, walls, ravines, boulders

    IUCN category

    Least Concern

    Presidential Decree 67/81


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