1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Tragia Plum. ex L.
      1. Tragia lukafuensis De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo (Shaba), Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    An erect sparingly-branched urticating perennial herb up to 45 cm tall, dioecious or monoecious; stems few from a small woody rootstock, puberulous and/or hirsute.
    Stipules
    Stipules 3–5 mm long, linear-lanceolate, pubescent without, glabrous within.
    Petiole
    Petioles short, 2–12 mm long.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf blade 2–7 × 1–4 cm, lanceolate to triangular-lanceolate, acute at the apex, finely and closely serrate on the margins, truncate to shallowly or more deeply cordate at the base, thinly chartaceous, 5–7-nerved from the base, evenly to sparingly pubescent and with urticating bristles along the midrib and main nerves on both surfaces; lateral nerves in 4–5 pairs, slightly prominent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, axillary or leaf-opposed, unisexual, the male inflorescences up to 12 cm long, the females not exceeding 4 cm; male bracts 1–2 mm long, linear, 2–3-flowered; male bracteoles minute, subulate; female bracts 3 mm long, lanceolate; female bracteoles resembling the male bracts.
    Flowers
    Male flowers: pedicels 1 mm long; buds obovoid-ellipsoid; calyx lobes 2–1 mm, oblong, obtuse, pubescent without, glabrous within, greenish-yellow; stamens 1.5 mm long; pistillode 3-lobed. Female flowers: pedicels 1 mm long, extending to c. 5 mm in fruit; calyx lobes 6, 2 × 1.5 mm, accrescent to 5 × 3 mm, each lobe 9–13 lobulate, the lobules linear and ± equalling the width of the calyx-lobe rhachis, setose, greenish-purple, the calyx-lobe rhachis loriform, pubescent without, subglabrous within, becoming hardened, stramineous; ovary 2 mm in diameter, 3-lobed, pubescent, setose on the keels, yellow; styles 3, 2 mm long, connate to halfway, sparingly puberulous, stigmas ± smooth, recurved.
    Male
    Male flowers: pedicels 1 mm long; buds obovoid-ellipsoid; calyx lobes 2–1 mm, oblong, obtuse, pubescent without, glabrous within, greenish-yellow; stamens 1.5 mm long; pistillode 3-lobed.
    Female
    Female flowers: pedicels 1 mm long, extending to c. 5 mm in fruit; calyx lobes 6, 2 × 1.5 mm, accrescent to 5 × 3 mm, each lobe 9–13 lobulate, the lobules linear and ± equalling the width of the calyx-lobe rhachis, setose, greenish-purple, the calyx-lobe rhachis loriform, pubescent without, subglabrous within, becoming hardened, stramineous; ovary 2 mm in diameter, 3-lobed, pubescent, setose on the keels, yellow; styles 3, 2 mm long, connate to halfway, sparingly puberulous, stigmas ± smooth, recurved.
    Fruits
    Fruit c. 3.5 × 5 mm, 3-lobed, smooth, sparingly pubescent, and stinging-setose on the keels.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3 mm in diameter, globose, light brown.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Tragia lukafuensis De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 4, 1: 206 (1903)

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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