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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Zimbabwe to NE. Norhern Prov.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Densely branched succulent shrub-like plant to c. 2 m high.
Morphology Stem
Stem much reduced.
Morphology Branches
Branches widely spreading, becoming erect, rebranching from near the base, 5–7-angled, constricted into segments ovate to ± circular in outline; segments up to 15 cm long and 3–5 cm wide; angles sinuate with shallow tubercles 6–10 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields forming a continuous horny margin c. 2 mm wide along the angles; spines 5–13 mm long; prickles rudimentary or absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple with lateral cyathia vertically arranged; peduncle and cyme branches c. 2 mm long; bracts 1 × 2.5 mm, deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia with involucres 3 × 4.5–5 mm; glands 2.5–3 mm wide, transversely oblong, touching, yellow; lobes c. 1.5 × 1.5 mm, subquadrate, fimbriate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles c. 3 mm long, plumose; stamens 4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles 1.5 mm long, united for one-third. Male flowers: bracteoles c. 3 mm long, plumose; stamens 4 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles 1.5 mm long, united for one-third.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 9 mm in diameter, acutely lobed, pedicel 0.5–1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 2.5 mm in diameter, subglobose, brown.

Native to:

Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Euphorbia rowlandii R.A.Dyer appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Rowland Jones [48], South Africa K000253423
Rowland Jones [48 (Nat Herb. no. 28636)], South Africa K000253424

First published in Bothalia 7: 28 (1958)

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.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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