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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent densely branched and rebranched shrublet c. 15 cm high.
Morphology Branches
Branches 4(5)-angled, c. 1.25 cm wide, deeply furrowed between the angles, shallowly and irregularly constricted into short segments; angles with rounded tubercles 7–12 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields obovate, forming a ± continuous horny margin along the angles, 1–3 mm wide; spines 4–7 mm long, widely diverging; prickles minute, usually ± hooked, sometimes absent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves c. 3.75 × 3.5 mm, broadly ovate, sessile, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple; peduncle 0.75 mm long, 2.5 mm in diameter, with cyme branches stout, c. 2 mm long; bracts c. 2 mm long, subquadrate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia with cup-shaped involucres, 2–2.5 × 3.5–4 mm; glands transversely oblong, 1.75–2.2 mm wide, touching, yellow to reddish; lobes 1 × 1 mm, broadly elliptic, fimbriate.
sex Male
Male flowers numerous: bracteoles 2.5 mm long, deeply fimbriate; stamens c. 3.75 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles 0.75–1.2 mm long, free almost to the base, with spreading shortly bifid apices. Male flowers numerous: bracteoles 2.5 mm long, deeply fimbriate; stamens c. 3.75 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles 0.75–1.2 mm long, free almost to the base, with spreading shortly bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule deeply lobed, c. 3 × 4.5 mm, exserted on a curved reflexed pedicel c. 5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subglobose, 1.75–2 mm long, smooth, yellow-brown, often faintly reticulated.

Native to:

Zambia

Euphorbia jubata L.C.Leach appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Leach, L.C. : Brunton,T. [10040], Zambia K000253118 isotype
Leach, L.C. : Brunton,T. [10040], Zambia K000253119 isotype

First published in J. S. African Bot. 30: 7 (1964)

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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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