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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia (Crocodile Island).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub c. 1.5 m high, with branches and stems fleshy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves to c. 15 × 5 cm, linear-lanceolate to oblanceolate, tapering at the base to a petiole to 1 cm long, obtuse at the apex, entire, glabrous; midrib acutely prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 3–5, axillary, pseudumbellate, on glabrous peduncles to 4 cm long, each 2 times dichotomously forked with a sessile cyathium (involucre) in each fork and at the tips of the ultimate branchlets; cyme branches 5–15 mm long, glabrous or rarely the uppermost shortly pubescent; bracts c. 3 × 3 mm, subquadrate, dentate, glabrous or sparsely pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia c. 2 × 4 mm, with shallowly cup-shaped involucres, deeply notched on one side, glabrous or shortly puberulous at the base; glandular rim c. 0.8 mm wide, furrowed, yellow becoming reddish; lobes c. 1.5 × 1.5 mm, rounded, glabrous.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles c. 1.5 mm long, laciniate, plumose; stamens 2.8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: ovary (only immature seen) pubescent; perianth acutely 3-lobed. Male flowers: bracteoles c. 1.5 mm long, laciniate, plumose; stamens 2.8 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: ovary (only immature seen) pubescent; perianth acutely 3-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen(Capsule and seed data included in the S. glabratum protologue were taken from Richards 19104, identified in error as this species).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub to ± 1.5 m. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear-lanceolate to oblanceolate, to ± 15 × 5 cm., base tapering to a petiole to 1 cm. long, apex obtuse, margin entire, midrib acutely prominent beneath, lamina glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence in pseudumbels of 3–5 cymes on glabrous peduncles to 4 cm. long; cymes 2-forked, with branches glabrous or rarely the uppermost shortly pubescent, 5–15 mm. long; bracts subquadrate, ± 3 × 3 mm., dentate, glabrous or the margin sometimes sparsely and minutely pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 2 × 4 mm., with shallowly cup-shaped involucres glabrous or shortly puberulous at the base; glandular rim ± 0.8 mm. wide, yellow, darkening (? reddening) with age; lobes rounded, ± 1.5 × 1.5 mm., glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, laciniate, ± plumose; stamens 2.8 mm. long. Female flower:ovary and styles not seen.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, laciniate, ± plumose; stamens 2.8 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary and styles not seen.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subsessile on a pubescent pedicel to 1 mm. long, ± 4.3 × 4.5 mm., minutely pubescent, reddish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, obtusely 4-angled, 2.5 × 2 mm., pale brownish grey, minutely tuberculate; caruncle sessile 0.3 mm. in diameter, yellow.
Habitat
Amongst rocks on the shoreline and wooded slopes of islands; 780 m.
Distribution
T4 not known beyond a very restricted area at the southern end of Lake Tanganyika

Native to:

Zambia

Euphorbia neoglabrata Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Richards, H.M. [11209], Zambia Synadenium glabratum K000253448 holotype
Richards, H.M. [11209], Zambia Synadenium glabratum K000253449 holotype

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 Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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