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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tufted succulent perennial with a fleshy rootstock; stems branching densely from the base, unbranched above; branches to 15 cm. long and 5–8 mm. thick, subcylindrical, bright yellow-green, conspicuously striped longitudinally with darker or sometimes purplish green; branches with prominent teeth 5–10 mm. apart in 4 longitudinal series.
Morphology General Spines
Spinescence brown; spine-shields triangular, 1–2 × 2–2.5 mm. above the spine-shields, decurrent 1–5.5 mm.; spines to 10 mm. long; prickles 1–2 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves deltoid, 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, with peduncles and cyme-branches ± 2.5 mm. long; bracts subquadrate, ± 1.5 × 1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 2.5 × 4 mm., with funnel-shaped involucres; glands transversely elliptic, ± 1 × 1.75 mm., just touching, yellow becoming reddish; lobes subcircular, ± 1.25 mm. in diameter, red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, deeply dentate; stamens 3.5 mm. long. Female flower:styles 2 mm. long, apices thickened.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, deeply dentate; stamens 3.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 2 mm. long, apices thickened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subsessile, obtusely 3-lobed, ± 2.5 × 3 mm., reddish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 2.25 × 1.25 mm., grey, tuberculate.
Habitat
Rocky outcrops in dry wooded grassland; 1350–1500 m.
Distribution
known only from a small area of NE. Uganda U1

Native to:

Uganda

Euphorbia dichroa S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Classen [90], Uganda 42959.000
Eggeling, W.J. [E 2983], Uganda K000247158 holotype

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 39: t. 3861 (1982)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • S. Carter in Hook., Ic. Pl. 39: t. 3861 (1982).

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