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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Uganda.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous hysteranthous geophyte, with a tuberous root ± 3 × 2 cm. tapering abruptly into a long tap-root and with several horizontal to ascending lateral roots; subterranean caudex tapering from the root, ± 3 × 1 cm., closely covered with tessellated leaf-scars.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves oblong, to ± 5.5 × 3.5 cm., spreading above ground; petiole to 2.5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes appearing before the leaves, on peduncles to 2 cm. long, 2–4(–7)-forked, with cyme-branches to 1 cm. long; bracts ovate, ± 3 × 2 mm., pinkish buff.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 2 × 3 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; lobes subquadrate, 0.5 mm. long, deeply 3–4-toothed; glands 5, with 4 transversely elliptic, ± 0.75 × 1 mm., plus 1 divided into subcircular halves 0.5 mm. in diameter, brownish yellow, all quite separate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles very few, linear; stamens 2.5 mm. long. Female flowers:styles 1 mm. long, joined at the base, spreading, apices distinctly bifid, thickened.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles very few, linear; stamens 2.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flowers:styles 1 mm. long, joined at the base, spreading, apices distinctly bifid, thickened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 3-lobed, exserted on a pedicel to 5 mm. long, ± 2.5 × 3 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 1.5 × 1.2 mm., brown, tuberculate.
Figures
Fig. 99.
Habitat
In grassland, usually noticeable only after burning; 1080–2500 m.
Distribution
K1 K2 K5 U3 certainly more common than the few collections suggest

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda

Euphorbia brunellii Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gillett, J.B. [14425], Ethiopia 2590.000
Gillett, J.B. [128060], Kenya 26002.000 Unknown type material

First published in Webbia 8: 234 (1951)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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

  • Chiov. in Webbia 8: 234 (1952).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 443 (1958).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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