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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa to Northern Prov.

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, erect to 25 cm tall or spreading and semi-prostrate with branches to 35 cm long, the whole plant including the cyathia and capsules pilose, with short crisped hairs, to densely pilose with long silky white hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile; stipules to 1 mm long, linear; lamina to 18(25) × 10(15) mm, lanceolate with apex acute to broadly ovate with apex obtuse, obliquely cordate at the base, margin entire and often reddened, upper surface often with a large reddish blotch over the midrib.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes condensed into very short axillary shoots with much-reduced leaf-like lanceolate bracts 2–3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia subsessile, c. 1.5 × 1.5 mm with cup-shaped involucres; glands 4, c. 0.5 mm wide, transversely elliptic, with conspicuous white to deep pink appendages, the 2 glands on either side of the gap through which the capsule is exserted are larger, obliquely extended to 2.5 × 2 mm with an undulate margin; lobes acutely triangular, pilose.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles few, filamentous; stamens 2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: ovary pedicellate, densely pilose; styles 1.5 mm long, slender, bifid to about halfway. Male flowers: bracteoles few, filamentous; stamens 2 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: ovary pedicellate, densely pilose; styles 1.5 mm long, slender, bifid to about halfway.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a reflexed pedicel to 1.5 mm long, 1.8 × 2 mm, acutely 3-lobed, truncate at the base, densely pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1.4 × 1 mm, ovoid with truncate base, 4-angled, with 3–4 shallow but distinct transverse ridges and wrinkles, pale pinkish-brown.

Doubtfully present in:

Tanzania

Native to:

Gabon, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Euphorbia tettensis Klotzsch appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wild, H. [41814], Zimbabwe 4136.000

First published in W.C.H.Peters, Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(1): 94 (1861)

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.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
© 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