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

[FZ]

Euphorbiaceae, S. Carter & L.C. Leach. Flora Zambesiaca 9:5. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous geophyte, with an elongated, tuberous root to c. 8 cm in diameter.
Morphology Stem
Stems unbranched, up to 20 cm high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, up to 12 × 0.6 cm and narrowly lanceolate, or up to 4 × 1.5 cm and obovate, midrib prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes axillary, simple; peduncles c. 3 mm long, longitudinally ridged; bracts joined in a bract-cup c. 6.5 × 4.5 mm, overtopping the involucre, deeply notched sometimes almost to the base, between very acute lobes with keeled midribs, green or flushed pink.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia c. 4 × 3.5 mm, with cup-shaped involucres; glandular rim 1.5 mm high, white; lobes c. 1 × 1 mm, rounded, denticulate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles few, 2 mm long, laciniate; stamens c. 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles 2 mm long, joined for c. 1 mm, and minutely bifid at the apex. Male flowers: bracteoles few, 2 mm long, laciniate; stamens c. 3 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles 2 mm long, joined for c. 1 mm, and minutely bifid at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4 × 3.5 mm, ± oblong, obtusely lobed, ridged along the angles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2.25 × 1.25 mm, oblong, 4-angled, minutely verrucose, grey; caruncle 1 mm in diameter, cap-like, shortly stipitate, yellow.

Native to:

Zambia

Euphorbia fwambensis (N.E.Br.) Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Carson, A. [17] Monadenium fwambense K000253491 holotype

First published in Taxon 55: 412 (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 Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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