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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent glabrous perennial herb, with a fleshy rhizomatous rootstock ± 1 cm. thick; stems unbranched, erect to 10 cm. high, ± 7 mm. thick.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile on slighdy projecting spirally arranged tubercles 5–15 mm. apart, obovate, to 4 × 2.2 cm., apex obtuse, margin entire, crisped, lamina sometimes deeply flushed with purplish brown; stipules evident as minute prickles 0.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes on peduncles to 1.5 cm. long, arising immediately above the leaf-scar, 1-forked, or cyathia solitary; bract-cup ± equalling the involucre, ± 6.5 × 5.5 mm., shallowly notched between acute apices, dark green with prominent white midribs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 5.5 × 4.5 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glandular rim 2.5 mm. high, yellow; lobes rounded, 1.2 × 1.5 mm.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles laciniate, puberulous; stamens 3.2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:styles 1.8 mm. long, joined at the base, with thickened rugose bifid apices. Male flowers:bracteoles laciniate, puberulous; stamens 3.2 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 1.8 mm. long, joined at the base, with thickened rugose bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a pedicel 5 mm. long, acutely 3-lobed, with truncate base ± 5 × 5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not seen.
Habitat
Grassland, with black rock-strewn soil; 1650 m.
Distribution
known only from the type collection K4

Native to:

Kenya

Euphorbia rhizophora (P.R.O.Bally) Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 11, 1960 MacArthur, C.G. [117], Kenya Monadenium rhizophorum K000237720 isotype
Macarthur, G. [E.117], Kenya Monadenium rhizophorum 16769.000 isotype
MacArthur [E117], Kenya Monadenium rhizophorum K000237721 isotype

First published in Taxon 55: 415 (2006)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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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