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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent dwarf perennial with a large woody tuberous root.
Morphology Stem
Stem subterranean, much reduced, merging imperceptibly with the root, 1–2 cm thick, branching at the apex below ground and producing numerous branches to form large clumps up to 1 m in diameter.
Morphology Branches
Branches crowded, rebranched at the base below ground level, simple, erect, 7–11.5 cm long, 3-angled, c. 5 mm in diameter; angles with prominent tubercles to 2 mm high and 8–25 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields crowning the tubercles, 2–2.5 mm long, ± triangular; spines 3–4 mm long, widely divergent, with expanded bases; prickles minute or absent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves to 2.25 × 1 mm, ovate, sessile, deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1(2)-forked, subsessile; bracts c. 3 × 2.25 mm, broadly ovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia 2.5–3 × 6–7 mm, broadly obconic; glands c. 3 mm wide, transversely elliptic, touching, yellow; lobes c. 1.5 × 2 mm, fan-shaped, fimbriate.
sex Male
Male flowers c. 35: bracteoles c. 3 mm long, narrowly cuneate, fimbriate; stamens c. 5.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles immature, c. 1.5 mm long, free almost to the base. Male flowers c. 35: bracteoles c. 3 mm long, narrowly cuneate, fimbriate; stamens c. 5.5 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles immature, c. 1.5 mm long, free almost to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Richards, H.M. [16919], Zambia K000253125 holotype

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 46: 246 (1976)

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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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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