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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Livingstone Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Much-branched shrub 1 m. high, probably annual; stem pubescent with crisped brown hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, lanceolate, to 8.5 × 1 cm., base cuneate, apex apiculate, entire, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes axillary and in terminal 5-branched umbels forking many times, with primary rays to 8 cm. long; bracts sessile, deltoid, ± 1.5 × 1.5 cm., margin entire, apex apiculate, the bracts of the umbel ± similar to the leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia subsessile, ± 3 × 4.5 mm. excluding the gland-processes, with cup-shaped involucres, glabrous; glands 4, spreading, transversely rectangular, ± 1.2 × 1.5–2.5 mm., 2 horned and with the margin between entire, or irregularly crenulate, or more usually with 1–4(–8) finger-like processes similar to the horns, horns and processes to 1.5 mm. long; lobes subquadrate, ± 1.2 × 1 mm., apex deeply and irregularly toothed, margin ciliate towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles linear, apex minutely ciliolate; stamens 4.5 mm. long. Female flower:ovary glabrous; styles 3 mm. long, joined for 0.8 mm., deeply bifid.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles linear, apex minutely ciliolate; stamens 4.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary glabrous; styles 3 mm. long, joined for 0.8 mm., deeply bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a reflexed pedicel 3 mm. long, obtusely 3-lobed, ± 5 × 5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 2.5 × 2 mm., smooth, becoming black, with a caruncle 1 mm. across.
Distribution
known only from the type collection T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia fuscolanata Gilli appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 74: 438 (1970 publ. 1971)

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 Tropical East Africa

  • Gilli in Ann. Nat. Mus. Wien 74.: 438 (1970).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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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