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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & W. Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile; stipules minute, subulate, quickly deciduous; lamina subcoriaceous, to 9 × 2 cm, oblanceolate, obtuse at the apex, cuneate at the base, entire, much smaller and often scale-like on the flowering stems.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in terminal 2–3-branched umbels with primary rays to 3 cm long, each forking up to 4 times.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts to 2 × 1.5 cm, deltoid, apex obtuse-apiculate, base subcordate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia on peduncles to 8 mm long, 5 × 9 mm, with cup-shaped involucres; glands 5, spreading, 1.5 × 2.5–3 mm, transversely elliptic, outer margin crenulate; lobes 1.5 × 3–4 mm, transversely rectangular, margin shortly toothed and minutely ciliolate.
sex Male
Male flowers many: bracteoles laciniate with feathery apices; stamens 5.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles 2.5 mm long, joined at the base, with widely spreading shortly bifid thickened apices. Male flowers many: bracteoles laciniate with feathery apices; stamens 5.5 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles 2.5 mm long, joined at the base, with widely spreading shortly bifid thickened apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 8 × 10 mm, deeply 3-lobed; pedicel 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 4.5 mm in diameter, globose; surface reticulately wrinkled with prominent ridges, dark brown.
Morphology General Habit
Glabrous perennial herb with annual stems from a fleshy rootstock; rootstock to c. 6 × 4 cm, subglobose or ovoid; stems subfleshy, leaf-bearing or flowering, to 15 cm high, flowering separately from the leaves.

Native to:

Zambia

Euphorbia eranthes R.A.Dyer & Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne- Redhead, E. [1158], Zambia K000253080 holotype

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1937: 413 (1937)

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
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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