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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent tree to 7 m high; trunk cylindric, fairly slender, spiny above, with up to 9 angles and a crown of verticillate, spreading branches, curving upwards.
Morphology Branches
Branches 2–5-winged, constricted into variably shaped segments 2.5–5 cm wide; wings very thin, margins prominently to obscurely crenate, usually distinctly wavy, with crenations 10–25 mm apart; ultimate branchlets often 2-winged, produced in whorls.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields extremely narrow, usually separate, sometimes extended above to enclose the flowering eye 3–5 mm above the spine pairs; spines to 7.5 mm long; prickles minute.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rudimentary, ovate-acute, recurved, withered remains usually persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary; peduncles and cyme branches very stout, c. 2.5 × 4 mm; bracts c. 4 × 7 mm, broadly ovate, usually split to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia to 4.5 × 10 mm, with broadly funnel-shaped involucres; glands 5–5.5 mm wide, transversely narrowly elliptic, spreading, rugulose, yellow; lobes broadly elliptic, irregularly dentate.
sex Male
Male flowers c. 60: fascicular bracts c. 4 mm long, laciniate; stamens c. 5.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: perianth 3-lobed, lobes 1.5 mm long, sometimes with 1–2 teeth; styles to 3 mm long, free almost to the base, spreading recurved. Male flowers c. 60: fascicular bracts c. 4 mm long, laciniate; stamens c. 5.5 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: perianth 3-lobed, lobes 1.5 mm long, sometimes with 1–2 teeth; styles to 3 mm long, free almost to the base, spreading recurved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 8.5–9.5 × 19–23 mm, deeply lobed, exserted on a stout pedicel c. 7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed c. 3.75 mm in diameter, subglobose.

Native to:

Mozambique

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Boughey, A.S. [12,206], Mozambique K000253098 isotype

First published in J. S. African Bot. 30: 9 (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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The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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