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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous shrubby perennial herb to 3 m. high, woody at base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves obovate, to 20 × 5.5 cm., base cuneate tapering gradually towards the base of the petiole, apex acute and markedly apiculate, margin entire, lamina slightly fleshy, dark green and shiny above with the midrib prominent on the lower surface; petiole to 1 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in 3–6-branched umbels, with primary rays to 8(–13) cm. long, forking 3–5 times; bracts subcircular, ± 1 cm. long, apex markedly apiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia on peduncles to 4(–6) mm. long, 3 × 5–7 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glands 4, transversely rectangular, 1.5 × 2–2.5 mm., outer margin shallowly 2-lobed to crescent-shaped with lobes to 1.2 mm. long; involucral lobes deltoid, 1 mm. long, margin ciliate, apex shortly 2-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, divided to the base many times into feathery filaments; stamens 4 mm. long. Female flowers:styles 2.5 mm. long, joined for 1/3, with spreading apices bifid for 1/3.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, divided to the base many times into feathery filaments; stamens 4 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flowers:styles 2.5 mm. long, joined for 1/3, with spreading apices bifid for 1/3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a pedicel to 1.2 mm. long, deeply 3-lobed, 5–5.5 × 7–8 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 3.5 × 3 mm., surface dark grey, lightly ridged and wrinkled.
Figures
Fig. 84/1–4.
Habitat
Forest undergrowth and dense bushland; 1600–2700 m.
Distribution
K1 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T2 U3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

Euphorbia engleri Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 1987 Luke, W.R.Q. [405], Kenya K000238020
Jan 28, 1986 Faden, R.B. [380], Kenya K000238061
Aug 8, 1985 Gillett, J.B. [17105], Kenya K000238059
Aug 8, 1985 Gillett, J.B. [17105], Kenya K000238058
Jul 6, 1983 Dummer, R.A. [1739], Kenya K000238044
Jul 6, 1983 Richards, H.M. [24671A], Tanzania K000238073
Jul 6, 1983 Richards, H.M. [24628], Tanzania K000238072
Jul 6, 1983 Bigger, M. [2136], Tanzania K000238090
Jun 1, 1968 Kerfoot, O. [5036], Kenya K000238053
Apr 9, 1964 Battiscombe, E. [222], Kenya K000238041
Apr 8, 1964 Napier, E.R. [2716], Kenya K000238042
Mar 31, 1964 Hedberg, O. [93], Kenya K000238028
Bally, P.R.O. [B8651], Kenya K000238043
Mwangangi, O.M. [342], Kenya K000238026
Vesey-Fitzgerald, L.D.E.F. [5001], Tanzania K000238074
Carmichael, W. [1694], Tanzania K000238079
Newbould, J.B. [5889], Tanzania K000238080
Drummond, R.B. [1276], Tanzania K000238086
Greenway, P.J. [3901], Tanzania K000238094
Bally, J. [B1809], Tanzania K000238093
Dale, I.R. [U849], Uganda K000238017
Verdcourt, B. [2252], Kenya K000238022
Adamson, J. [B3925], Kenya K000238025
Mainwaring, D.C. [2499], Kenya K000238029
Kerfoot, O. [2986], Kenya K000238052
Faden, R.B. [711027], Kenya K000238066
Kerfoot, O. [2901], Kenya K000238051
Bally, P.R.O. [B4769], Kenya K000238036
Luke, P.A. [4551], Kenya K000238019
Mabberley, D.J. [433], Kenya K000238048
Bally, P.R.O. [B8770], Kenya K000238067
Pocs, T. [90004A], Tanzania K000238084
Richards, H.M. [21868], Tanzania K000238085
Wesche, K. [1313], Uganda K000238018
Johnstone, H.H. [1900], Kenya K000238031
Faden, R.B. [77338], Kenya K000238063
Raynal, J. [19486], Tanzania K000238068
Richards, H.M. [21796], Tanzania K000238070
Richards, H.M. [20846], Tanzania K000238071
Lovett, J. [3228], Tanzania K000238075
Newbould, J.B. [3811], Tanzania K000238087
Geilinger, (.D.r.). [5105], Tanzania K000238097
Haarer, A.E. [1705], Tanzania K000238099
Someren, D. van [138], Kenya K000238056
Robertson, S.A. [4410], Kenya K000238021
Snowden, D. [581], Kenya K000238045
Christenhusz, M.J.M., Kamau, P., Mbale, M. [6627], Kenya K000696623
Vaughan, J.H. [2948], Tanzania K000238089
Gillett, J.B. [19053], Kenya K000238037
Gilbert, C.R. [92], Tanzania K000238098
Carmichael, W. [1714], Tanzania K000238083
Bally, J. [B3625], Kenya K000238023
Johnstone, H.H. [150], Tanzania K000238095
Faden, R.B. [206], Kenya K000238060
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Kenya K000238032
Grimshaw, J.M. [JMG93161], Tanzania K000238078
Geilinger, (.D.r.). [4275], Tanzania K000238096
Tanner, R.E.S. [916], Tanzania K000238081
Glover, P.E. [1138], Kenya K000238055
Tweedie [494], Kenya K000238027
Bally, P.R.O. [B10707], Tanzania K000238088
Beentje, H.J. [3563], Kenya K000238024
Pocs, T. [89009B], Tanzania K000238076
Balslev, H. [62], Tanzania K000238092
Beentje, H.J. [2501], Kenya K000238054
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Kenya K000238034
Robertson, S.A. [440], Tanzania K000238091
Richards, H.M. [21762], Tanzania K000238069
Hooper, S.S. [1686], Kenya K000238050
Verdcourt, B. [2960], Kenya K000238047
Scheffler, G. [438], Kenya K000238046
Dowson, W.J. [678], Kenya K000238030
Maas Geesteranus, R.A. [5981], Kenya K000238035
Ake, Strid [4698], Kenya K000238040
Someren, D. van [138], Kenya K000238057
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Kenya K000238033
Grimshaw, J.M. [93161], Tanzania K000238077
Whittal, E. [49], Kenya K000238038
Drummond, R.B. [4359], Kenya K000238064
Polhill, R.M. [223], Kenya K000238039
Faden, R.B. [557], Kenya K000238062
Frame, G.W. [8], Tanzania K000238082
Wood, D. [796], Kenya K000238049
Drummond, R.B. [4359], Kenya K000238065

First published in H.G.A.Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 242 (1895)

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.
  • Yang, Y., Riina, R., Morawetz, J.J., Haevermans, T., Aubriot, X. & Berry, P.E. (2012). Molecular phylogenetics and classification of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce (Euphorbiaceae) Taxon 61: 764-789.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 222 (1974).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 446 (1958).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 197 (1961).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 210 (1949).
  • N.E.Br. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 531(1911).
  • Pax in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 24 (1895).

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