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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
S1, “Malkare”, Ellenbeck 2151 (B lecto. destr., K drawing of lecto.)
Morphology General Habit
Large shrub to 6 m high, with grey bark
Morphology Branches
Branches subfleshy, dark reddish brown when dry
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, obovate with rounded apex, 4–10 x 2–6 cm, glabrous, or occasionally with a few marginal hairs when young; glandular stipules minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in 2–5-branched false umbels, with rays 1 cm long; bracts subquadrate, 3.5 x 3.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 10 mm in diam.; glands 5, spreading, 3 x 3 mm, outer margin minutely crenulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth of the female flower evident as a 5-lobed rim below the pubescent ovary; styles 3 mm long, joined to nearly halfway with thickened apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subsessile, globose, 1.5 cm in diam., with 9 shallow longitudinal grooves when dry before dehiscence, becoming glabrous at maturity
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, laterally compressed, 5.5 x 4 mm, brownish grey.
Distribution
S1; SE Ethiopia, NE Kenya
Ecology
Altitude range 150–250 m.
Vernacular
Injure (Somali)

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Euphorbia grosseri Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ellis, P.E. [385], Ethiopia 2059.000
Gilbert, M.G. [2106], Ethiopia 40111.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 288 (1903)

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 Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by S. Carter [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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