1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Tragia Plum. ex L.
      1. Tragia adenanthera Baill.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar), Malawi.

    [FZ]

    Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

    Diagnostic
    Very similar to T. kirkiana, but with the leaf blades generally more triangular-ovate; the male bracts ovate and evenly glandular, the filaments shorter, erect, and with the connective apically produced; the female bracts and bracteoles often crenate-dentate; and the female calyx lobes with the lobules longer than or equalling the width of the calyx-lobe rhachis.
    Flowers
    The flowers are often reddish-tinged.
    Fruits
    The fruit orange-red.
    [FTEA]

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

    Diagnostic
    Very similar to T. kirkiana, differing chiefly in the leaf-blades being triangular-ovate to triangular-lanceolate, the ♂ bracts being ovate and more evenly glandular, the filaments short, erect, and not incurved, with the connective apically produced, the ♀ bracts and bracteoles often crenate-dentate, and the ♀ calyx-lobes with the lobules longer than or equalling the width of the rhachis.
    Flowers
    The flowers are often variously pink, reddish, brownish, or purplish tinged, and the fruit orange or brick red.
    Habitat
    Locally common in woodland, wooded and open grassland, spreading into disturbed places; 0–700(–1200) m.
    Distribution
    T1 T3 T6 T8 Z

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania

    Tragia adenanthera Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Boivin [s.n.], Tanzania K000425682

    First published in Recueil Observ. Bot. 1: 275 (1861)

    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. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 107 (1921).
    • Pax in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 147(9): 95 (1919).
    • Prain in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 997 (1913).
    • Pax in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 239 (1895).
    • Muell. Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 938 (1866).
    • Baill., Adansonia 1: 275 (1861).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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