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

[FTEA]

Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial with densely tufted stems from a thick fleshy root, branching from the base, to 30(–100) cm. long, 4-angled, ± 1 cm. thick, dark green, often lightly variegated with paler green and the surface shallowly fluted; angles with prominent sharply pointed teeth to 7 mm. long and to 1.5 cm. apart.
Morphology General Spines
Spinescence pale grey; spine-shields to 2 cm. long, to 5 mm. long above the spines and with 2 widely diverging arms 2–5 mm. long, decurrent from halfway to just above the flowering eye below, with the base sometimes free and forming a hook to 1 mm. long; spines to 1.3 cm. long, often joined at the base for up to 2 mm.; prickles to 2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves deltoid, ± 1.5 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 1–3 in a vertical line, developing successively, 1-forked, with branches 1–2.5 mm. long; bracts subquadrate, ± 1.5 × 1.25 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 2.5 × 4.5 mm., with broadly funnel-shaped involucres; glands spreading, transversely elliptic; ± 1 × 2.5 mm., contiguous, yellow; lobes subcircular, 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles 2 mm. long, laciniate, deeply dentate; stamens 3 mm. long. Female flower:styles ± 1.75 mm. long, joined at the base, apices thickened.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles 2 mm. long, laciniate, deeply dentate; stamens 3 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles ± 1.75 mm. long, joined at the base, apices thickened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule sessile, obtusely 3-lobed, ± 3.25 × 4.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid with truncate base, 2 × 1.5 mm., greyish brown, shallowly and minutely tuberculate.
Figures
Fig. 96/4–6.
Habitat
Stony sandy soils in open deciduous bushland, usually on exposed slopes; 435–1550 m.
Distribution
K6 T2 T3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Euphorbia uhligiana Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally, P.R.O. [E 38], Kenya 15799.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E.153], Tanzania 15800.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E52], Kenya 15807.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E25], Tanzania 4097.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E.43], Kenya 4147.000
Newton, L.E. [2922], Kenya 49620.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E.95], Kenya 5240.000
Uhlig [227], Tanzania K000247157 Unknown type material
Bally, P.R.O. [B10666], Tanzania K000238290
Bally, P.R.O. [B15006], Kenya K000238289
Richards, H.M. [21955], Tanzania K000238291
Glover, P.E. [4066], Kenya K000238288
Newton, L.E. [2923], Kenya K000238287
St. Clair-Thompson [300], Tanzania K000238292

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 43: 86 (1909)

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.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 223 (1974).
  • N.E. Br. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 567 (1911), pro parte, excl. Scott-Elliot 6271 & Uhlig 88.
  • Pax in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 86 (1909).

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