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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Much branched shrub to ± 4.5 m. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves oblanceolate, to ± 16 × 5 cm., base tapering to a petiole to 1 cm. long, apex rounded, lamina sparsely pilose on and near the entire margins when young, becoming ± glabrous at maturity, ± variegated with darker green along the veins, with the midrib acutely prominent and sparsely pilose beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax in pseudumbels of 3–4 cymes on peduncles 1–4.5 cm. long; cymes 3–4-forked, with branches 0.5–1.5 cm. long, shortly pubescent; bracts subquadrate, ± 3.5 × 3.5 mm., with 2–3 small teeth at the apex, pubescent, reddish green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 2.5 × 5 mm., with broadly funnel-shaped involucres, ± densely pubescent; glandular rim 1.25 mm. wide, dull red; lobes subquadrate, ± 1.5 × 1.5 mm., glabrous above, pubescent beneath, reddish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles densely plumose; stamens 3 mm. long. Female flower:pedicel and ovary pubescent; perianth 3-lobed, the lobes usually extended into linear filaments to 2 mm. long, often with divided tips, glabrous or sparsely puberulous below; styles ± 1.5 mm. long, joined at the base, with distinctly bifid thickened apices.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles densely plumose; stamens 3 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:pedicel and ovary pubescent; perianth 3-lobed, the lobes usually extended into linear filaments to 2 mm. long, often with divided tips, glabrous or sparsely puberulous below; styles ± 1.5 mm. long, joined at the base, with distinctly bifid thickened apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsular pedicel ± 3mm. long, recurved; capsule and seeds not seen.
Habitat
Dry plains and rocky slopes with deciduous woodland; 670–1675 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T4 U2

Native to:

Tanzania, Uganda

Euphorbia neocymosa Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bagshawe, A.G. [850], Uganda Synadenium cymosum K000253439

First published in Taxon 55: 413 (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