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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 succulent perennial herb, with a thick fleshy rhizomatous rootstock; stems numerous, erect to 40 cm. or scandent to 1.8 m., rarely branched, cylindrical, to 7 mm. thick, glaucous, with 3 longitudinal ridges below each leaf-scar.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, fleshy, obovate, to 3 × 1.3 cm., margin entire, midrib keeled on the lower surface; stipules evident as minute, denticulate, blackish brown scales.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes on peduncles 5–8 mm. long, 1–2-forked; bracts almost free, rounded, each ± 6 × 6 mm., midribs keeled, greenish white occasionally tinged with red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 7 × 3 mm., with ± tubular involucres; glandular rim 3 mm. high; lobes oblong, 2 × 1 mm., deeply divided into 4–6 segments.
sex Male
Male flowers few:bracteoles linear, pubescent; stamens 5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:styles 3 mm. long, joined at the base, slender, with thickened rugulose bifid apices. Male flowers few:bracteoles linear, pubescent; stamens 5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 3 mm. long, joined at the base, slender, with thickened rugulose bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subsessile, conical, ± 5 × 4.5 mm., obtusely 3-lobed, with 6 fleshy shortly acute projections at the apex surrounding the base of the styles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, truncate at both ends, obtusely 4-angled, 2.5 × 1.5 mm., grey, tuberculate; caruncle stipitate, pointed.
Habitat
In low fairly dense bushland, with other succulents; 50–200 m.
Distribution
K4 K7

Native to:

Kenya

Euphorbia neovirgata Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Greenway, P.J. [9457], Kenya Monadenium virgatum 4174.000 holotype
Bally [B12196], Kenya Monadenium virgatum K000237818
Greenway, P.J. [9457], Kenya Monadenium virgatum K000237820 holotype
Heath [985], Kenya Monadenium virgatum K000237819
Robertson, S.A. [5371E], Kenya Monadenium virgatum K000237821

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