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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
Glabrous perennial herb, with a fleshy rootstock forming clusters of rounded tubers 1.5–3 cm. thick; stems fleshy, 1–3 from each tuber, rarely branching, erect to ± 5 cm. or decumbent to ± 25 cm. long (more in cultivation), 4–5 mm. thick, longitudinally ridged and striped with purplish green.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, lanceolate, to 4.5 × 1 cm., apex acute, margin entire, lamina flushed with purple; stipules scale-like, acutely 1–4-toothed, ± 0.5 mm. across, brown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes on peduncles to 1.7 cm. long, 1-forked; bract-cup exceeding the involucre, ± 6 × 4 mm., notched for 1/3 between acute apices and prominent midribs, rose-pink.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 4.5 × 4 mm., with barrel-shaped involucres; glandular rim 1.5 mm. high, red; lobes rounded, ± 1 × 1.3 mm.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles few, laciniate, puberulous; stamens 2.6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:styles 1 mm. long, joined to halfway, with thickened rugulose bifid apices. Male flowers:bracteoles few, laciniate, puberulous; stamens 2.6 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 1 mm. long, joined to halfway, with thickened rugulose bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a pedicel 5 mm. long, acutely 3-lobed with truncate base, ± 4.5 × 4 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, with truncate base, 2.5 × 1.3 mm., pale brown, surface roughened; caruncle stipitate, 1 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
Amongst rocks, with Xerophyta; 1520 m.
Distribution
known only from the type locality K4

Native to:

Kenya

Euphorbia neorubella Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Glover, P.J. [E.390] Monadenium montanum var. rubellum 4179.000 Unknown type material
Bally, P.R.O. [12111] Monadenium montanum var. rubellum 5268.000
Jun 10, 1986 Bally, P.R.O. [E390], Kenya Monadenium rubellum K000237826 isotype

First published in Taxon 55: 414 (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