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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles erect, 1.5–2 mm long, joined at the base, with bifid, slightly thickened apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a recurved pedicel 2.5 mm long, deeply 3-lobed, 3.5 x 4 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong-ovoid, 2.3 x 1.5 mm, smooth, shiny black, grey or brown-speckled, with a vertical ventral line and a knob-like caruncle 0.5 mm across.
Morphology General Habit
Much branched glabrous annual or short-lived perennial herb, to 50 cm high
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, lanceolate, 1–3.5 x 0.2–0.4 cm, margin entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in terminal umbels with 3 or more rays, forking many times, with rays 0.5–4 cm long, some rays occasionally becoming branch-like and developing leaves; bracts sessile, deltoid or sometimes 3-lobed, 1–2.5 x 0.5–1 cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 2 mm in diam., yellowish green; glands 4, spreading, 1–1.5 mm broad, with 2 horns 0.5–1 mm long

Native to:

Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Oman, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Euphorbia schimperiana Scheele appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 1997 Buzgo, M. [647], Cameroon K000338888
Mar 1, 1997 Munyenyembe, P. [704], Cameroon K000338887
Jan 1, 1993 Thomas, D.W. [9332], Cameroon K000085093
Jan 1, 1993 Thomas, D.W. [9332], Cameroon K000180559
Jan 1, 1953 Boughey, A.S. [6817], Cameroon K000180545
Bally, P.R.O. [10094], Ethiopia 2593.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [10798], Tanzania 27323.000
Ash [1679], Ethiopia 34292.000
Ash [1113], Ethiopia 35510.000
Ash [1271], Ethiopia 35632.000
Ash [1204], Ethiopia 35664.000
Scott, H. [328], Ethiopia 5225.000
Schimper, W. [897] K000253606 Unknown type material
Schimper, W. [897] K000253607 Unknown type material
Jones, E.W. [9359], Cameroon K000180537
Mildbraed, G. W. J. [10829], Cameroon K000180557
Mann, G. [1265], Cameroon K000180562
Dunlap [88], Cameroon K000180542
Jones, E.W. [9359], Cameroon K000180536
Mann, G. [1265], Cameroon K000180564
Tekwe, C. [360], Cameroon K000085120
Brenan, J.P.M. [9359A], Cameroon K000180538
Keay, R.W.J. [28636], Cameroon K000180540
Migeod, F. [134], Cameroon K000180558
Schimper, W. [539 (897. ?)] K000253608 Unknown type material
Morton, J.K. [691], Cameroon K000180544
Schimper, W. [897] K001080083
Preuss, P.R. [636], Cameroon K000180565
Maitland, T.D. [1026], Cameroon K000180554
Mann, G. [2066], Cameroon K000180567

First published in Linnaea 17: 344 (1844)

Accepted by

  • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Patzelt, A., Harrison, T., Knees, S.G. & Hartley, L.A. (2014). Studies in the flora of Arabia: XXXI. New records from the Sultanate of Oman Edinburgh Journal of Botany 71: 161-180.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by S. Carter [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
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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