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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Euphorbiaceae, S. Carter & L.C. Leach. Flora Zambesiaca 9:5. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent shrub-like plant, 0.5–1.8 m high, erect, single stemmed, sparingly branched.
Morphology Stem
Stem occasionally somewhat woody, ± terete, up to 2.25 cm in diameter, stem and branches irregularly constricted with further branches spreading-ascending from the constrictions.
Morphology Branches
Branches 4-angled, to 12–20 mm wide, dark green with central whitish stripe; angles shallowly winged, sinuate with tubercles 4.5 mm high and 8–17 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields to 4 × 1.25 mm, obovate, pale brown; spines spreading, to 4.5 mm long; prickles minute.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves c. 1.5 × 1 mm, ovate, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple; peduncle c. 1.5 × 2 mm; cyme branches 2.5–3 mm long; bracts c. 1.25 × 1.25 mm, transversely oblong to subquadrate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia 3.5 × 5.5–6 mm, with funnel-shaped involucres, pale yellow tinged purple; glands c. 3 × 1 mm, elliptic, spreading, touching, minutely rugulose, brownish; lobes 2.5 mm wide, transversely elliptic, irregularly denticulate.
sex Male
Male flowers 15: fascicular bracts 2.5 mm long, lacerate, fimbriate; stamens c. 4.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles c. 1.25 mm long, free to the base. Male flowers 15: fascicular bracts 2.5 mm long, lacerate, fimbriate; stamens c. 4.5 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles c. 1.25 mm long, free to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obtusely lobed, 3.5–4 × 5.5 mm, shortly exserted on a pedicel 2.5–3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed c. 2 mm long, subglobose, ± densely verrucose.

Native to:

Mozambique

Euphorbia baylissii L.C.Leach appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Leach, L.C. [11796], Mozambique 25813.000 isotype
Leach [11796], Mozambique K000253132 isotype
Leach, L.C. [11796], Mozambique K000253133 isotype

First published in J. S. African Bot. 30: 213 (1964)

Accepted by

  • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
  • 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.

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