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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Mozambique.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent shrublet to 15 cm high, densely branching from the base to form clumps up to 80 cm in diameter.
Morphology Branches
Branches spreading, 10–15 mm in diameter, terete, with 6–8 angles or ridges separated by grooves; angles with prominent tubercles 2 mm high and up to 8–12 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields joined to form continuous, sinuous, horny, metallic-grey ridges 5 mm wide, separated by grooves; spines to 8 mm long, variable in length; prickles obsolete.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 0.75 × 0.75 mm, deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple; peduncles and cyme branches 1–2.5 mm long; bracts 1.5 mm long, oblong, denticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia 2 × 3.5 mm, with cup-shaped involucres; glands 1.5 mm wide, transversely oblong, touching, dark red; lobes 1 × 1 mm, subquadrate, fimbriate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles c. 1.5 mm long, laciniate; stamens c. 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles to 4 mm long, united for 1 mm, apices spreading, bifid. Male flowers: bracteoles c. 1.5 mm long, laciniate; stamens c. 3 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles to 4 mm long, united for 1 mm, apices spreading, bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.

Native to:

Mozambique

Euphorbia corniculata R.A.Dyer appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2010 Matimiele, H.A. [100], Mozambique K000546055

First published in Fl. Pl. Africa 27: 1076 (1949)

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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0