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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.

[FWTA]

Euphorbiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A shrub forming large clumps, apparently without a distinct trunk
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts tinged reddish, involucral-glands green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits dull red
Note
Often planted.

Native to:

Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo

Euphorbia deightonii Croizat appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Deighton, F.D. [3109 B.] 15746.000
Onochie, C. [34245], Nigeria 15750.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E. 236], Ghana 2074.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E326(a)], Ghana 2076.000
Hepper, F.N. [3916], Cameroon 29047.061
Deighton, F.D. [3109 B.] 4092.000
Brenan, J.P.M. [8703], Nigeria 4149.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [5118], Ghana 5209.000
Burton, G., Nigeria 8127.000

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1938: 58 (1938)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • 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 West Tropical Africa

  • in Kew Bull. 1938: 58.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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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/
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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