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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Woody shrub or small tree to 3 m high with a papery bark; branches reddish-brown.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with a petiole 1–3 mm long; stipules glandular, triangular, minute, dark brown; lamina 1.5–3.5 × 0.5–1.3 cm, obovate to lanceolate, rounded at the apex, cuneate at the base, entire, minutely pubescent especially beneath, rarely almost glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes reduced to solitary axillary subsessile cyathia on dwarf leafy branchlets; bracts scarious, 1 × 1 mm, rounded, margins ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia 2.5 × 3.5 mm with cup-shaped involucres, minutely pubescent, at least at the base; glands 5, 1 × 1.5 mm, transversely elliptic, spreading; lobes 0.5 mm long, rounded, margin denticulate, ciliate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles deeply laciniate, apices ciliate; stamens 3.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: ovary glabrous, subtended by an obvious 3-lobed perianth; styles 2.5 mm long, joined to halfway with spreading bifid apices. Male flowers: bracteoles deeply laciniate, apices ciliate; stamens 3.5 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: ovary glabrous, subtended by an obvious 3-lobed perianth; styles 2.5 mm long, joined to halfway with spreading bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 9 × 9 mm, deeply 3-lobed, minutely pubescent, exserted on a reflexed pedicel 6–9 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 4.5 × 3.5 mm, ovoid with obtusely pointed apex, slightly dorsi-ventrally compressed, smooth, grey, speckled; caruncle 2.3 mm in diameter, cap-like.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Euphorbia guerichiana Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 9, 1988 Pearson, H.H.W. [4714], South Africa K000253239 Unknown type material
Wild, H. [7259], Botswana K000317960
illegible [11433], South Africa K000317963
Rodin, R.J. [2911], Namibia K000317964

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 143 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Bruyns, P.V. (2012). Nomenclature and typification of southern African species of Euphorbia Bothalia 42: 217-245.
  • 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.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
  • 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.

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