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

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A tree, to 40 ft. high, with woody stem and fleshy branches
Morphology General Exudate
Containing abundant very caustic latex
Ecology
Mainly in forest
Note
More branched when in open conditions
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Ripe fruits yellow.

Doubtfully present in:

Angola

Native to:

Benin, Central African Repu, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Euphorbia grandifolia Haw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 2012 Merklinger, F.F. [200] 66847.000
Jan 1, 1954 Scott Elliot, G.F. [4112], Sierra Leone Elaeophorbia grandifolia K000379373 holotype
Deighton, F.C. [5136], Sierra Leone Elaeophorbia grandifolia 16813.000
Deighton, F.C. [5110 B], Sierra Leone Elaeophorbia grandifolia 16814.000
Deighton, F.C. [5111], Sierra Leone Elaeophorbia grandifolia 16815.000
Deighton, F.C. [5110 A], Sierra Leone Elaeophorbia grandifolia 16816.000
Deighton, F.C. [3954], Sierra Leone Elaeophorbia grandifolia 16817.000
Deighton, F.C. [5048], Sierra Leone Elaeophorbia grandifolia 16818.000
Deighton, F.C. [5721], Sierra Leone Elaeophorbia grandifolia 18935.000
Deighton, F.C. [5047], Sierra Leone Elaeophorbia grandifolia 22010.000

First published in Syn. Pl. Succ.: 130 (1812)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Not 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. [Cited as Elaeophorbia grandifolia.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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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/
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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