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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ghana to Chad.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A shrub or tree, with erect rather stiff branching
Morphology Leaves
Large deciduous leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences reddish; involucral-glands dull crimson
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary pale green with bright red stigmas.

Native to:

Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria

Euphorbia desmondii Keay & Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Poole, B. [12893], Nigeria 22029.000
Meikle, R.D. [813], Nigeria 22678.000 holotype
Hepper, F.N. [3946], Cameroon 34014.000
Nigeria 43795.000
McClintock [68], Cameroon 5208.000
Hepper, F.N. [1083], Nigeria 8124.000

First published in Kew Bull. 10: 139 (1955)

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.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Kew Bull. 1955: 139.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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