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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Masai).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial branching from the base, with a thick fleshy root; branches erect to 30(–50) cm. high, 7–10 mm. thick, sparsely rebranching, cylindrical, greyish green with darker stripes between the spine-shields, teeth very obscure, ± 2 cm. apart.
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields in 4 longitudinal series, elongated, ± 17 mm. long, decurrent to 15 mm.; spines single to 15 mm. long; prickles to 3 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves deltoid, 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, subsessile; bracts deltoid, ± 1.5 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 3 × 5 mm., with funnel-shaped involucres; glands transversely rectangular, ± 1 × 2 mm., contiguous, dull green; lobes subcircular, ± 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, ± 2 mm. long, deeply dentate; stamens 3.5 mm. long. Female flower:styles ± 1.5 mm. long, joined at the base, spreading, apices thickened, rugose.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, ± 2 mm. long, deeply dentate; stamens 3.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles ± 1.5 mm. long, joined at the base, spreading, apices thickened, rugose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subsessile, obtusely 3-lobed, ± 3.5 × 4 mm., buff.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 2.2 × 1.8 mm., grey, surface alveolate.
Habitat
In dry Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 900 m.
Distribution
K6 known only from this one collection

Native to:

Kenya

Euphorbia ballyana Rauh appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Rauh, W. [105], Kenya K000237597

First published in Kakteen And. Sukk. 17: 46 (1966)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Rauh in Kakt. & And. Sukk. 17: 46 (1966).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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