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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Much-branched, prostrate, annual herb with branches to 25 cm. long covered with long, spreading white hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves obovate to 10 × 5 mm., base very obliquely rounded, apex rounded and very obscurely toothed, glabrous or with a few scattered hairs on both surfaces; petiole to 0.5 mm. long; stipules filamentous, 0.4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia solitary on peduncles to 0.75 mm. long, terminal and pseudoaxillary, crowded on leafy shoots, 1.25 × 1.25 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glands 4, transversely elliptic, ± 0.6 mm. wide, with large white, lobed appendages ± 0.6 × 1.5 mm.; involucral lobes minute, triangular, ciliate.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles filamentous; stamens 1.25 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:ovary pedicellate; styles 0.75 mm. long, spreading, bifid to nearly halfway, with obviously thickened apices. Male flowers:bracteoles filamentous; stamens 1.25 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary pedicellate; styles 0.75 mm. long, spreading, bifid to nearly halfway, with obviously thickened apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a reflexed pedicel to 2.5 mm. long, acutely 3-lobed, 1.25 × 1.25 mm., with a few long scattered hairs or occasionally glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong-conical, 0.8 × 0.4 mm., pinkish brown, with numerous shallow wrinkles.
Habitat
In open Brachystegia woodland on sandy soil; 800–1430 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T5 T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia fischeri Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 11, 1982 Fischer [32], Tanzania K000252955
Nov 1, 1982 Greenway, P.J. [11713], Tanzania K000452844
Nov 1, 1982 Richards, H.M. [21003], Tanzania K000452846
Nov 1, 1982 Renvoize, S.A. [2201], Tanzania K000452845
Greenway, P.J. [11713], Tanzania 27981.000
Bally, P.R.O. [1195], Tanzania K000452843

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 117 (1894)

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

  • Pax in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 19: 117 (1894).

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