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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Fleshy glabrous perennial herb, with a large woody rootstock; stems unbranched, to 75 cm. high, occasionally with a few small scattered spines.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± fleshy, broadly ovate, to 17 × 9 cm., base tapering sharply to a winged petiole to 1 cm. long, apex apiculate, margin with large bristly teeth to 2 mm. long especially towards the base, midrib keeled beneath; stipules glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes on peduncles to 13 cm. long, 2–5-forked, with cyme-branches to 2(–3) cm. long, often with a few small fleshy spines especially below the bracts; bract-cup nodding, much longer and wider than the involucre, to 15 × 25 mm., notched to ± 1/3 between rounded apices and keeled crenulate midribs with a few fleshy teeth, green with purple veining.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 6 × 6.5 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glandular rim 2 mm. high with a purplish edge; lobes transversely rectangular, ± 1.2 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles laciniate; stamens 3.5 mm. long. Female flower:styles 1.8 mm. long, joined for 1/3, with thickened rugulose bifid apices.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles laciniate; stamens 3.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 1.8 mm. long, joined for 1/3, with thickened rugulose bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule on a reflexed pedicel to 6 mm. long, not seen complete, probably ± 5 mm. long, with 2 narrow fleshy ridges along each angle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, truncate at each end, 2.8 × 1.3 mm., greyish brown, minutely tuberculate; caruncle stipitate, 0.8 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
In Brachystegia woodland, usually amongst rocks in sandy soil; 1175–1500 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T4 T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia neogoetzei Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1998 Congdon, T.C.E. [478], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei K000453163
Nov 17, 1994 Bidgood, S.C. [2666], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei K000453164
Jul 19, 1990 Carter [2352], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei K000453171
Jul 19, 1990 Carter [2578], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei K000453173
Jul 19, 1990 Carter [2355], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei K000453172
Jul 19, 1990 Carter [2494], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei K000453166
Jul 19, 1990 Carter [2592], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei K000453175
May 6, 1986 Polhill, R.M. [1987], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei K000453170
May 6, 1986 Richards, M. [16089], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei K000453174
Richards, H.M. [16089], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei 3664.000
Polhill, R. [1984], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei 5545.000
Carter [2592], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei 55463.000
Carter [2355], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei 55464.000
Carter [2494], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei 55465.000
Congdon [275], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei 62085.000
Lovett, J. [3178], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei K000453167
Bidgood, S.C. [4430], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei K000453168
Lovett, P. [133], Tanzania Monadenium goetzei K000453165

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
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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