1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Tragia Plum. ex L.
      1. Tragia insuavis Prain

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A twining perennial herb with shallowly wide-cordate to truncate leaves like those of T. benthamii, but generally more coarsely serrate, but which in floral characters closely approaches T. impedita, except that the male bracts are broadly ovate, the female bracts are ± entire, and the female calyx-lobes are somewhat narrower and less densely setose.
    Habitat
    Locally common in deciduous bushland and thicket, sometimes by lakes or rivers, and in disturbed places; 490–1330 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere (Agnew in U.K.W.F. records this species also from K4 & 6, but Bogdan 413 from the Nairobi–Magadi road, K6, which he thus annotated at EA, is referable to T. impedita. The K4 material thus cited has not been seen K5 T1 T5 T6 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Tragia insuavis Prain appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 2, 1983 Hornby, H.E. [105], Tanzania K000238491
    Jul 2, 1983 Koritschoner, H. [1831], Tanzania K000238489
    Jul 2, 1983 Koritschoner, H. [1880], Tanzania K000238490
    Greenway, P.J. [14052], Tanzania K000238496
    Polhill, R. [1243], Tanzania 26593.000
    Polhill, R.M. [1243], Tanzania K000238492
    Richards, M. [21096], Tanzania K000238494
    Lovett, J. [1344], Tanzania K000238495
    illegible [385], Tanzania K000238493
    Bidgood, S.C. [1021], Tanzania K000238497

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1912: 237 (1912)

    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. 216 (1974).
    • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 106 (1921).
    • Pax in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 147(9): 75 (1919).
    • Prain in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 988 (1913).
    • Prain in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1912: 237 (1912)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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