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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Tanariver).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial with a fleshy root, subscandent to 2 m. high; stems and branches 4-angled, to ± 1 cm. thick, variously mottled, variegated or striped; angles with shallow to subprominent teeth to ± 3 cm. apart.
Morphology General Spines
Spinescence brownish grey, the spine-shields elongated to 2.5 cm. long, decurrent to 2 cm. rarely reaching the flowering eye below; spines single to 1.5 cm. long, terminating in forked tips to 3 mm. long, weakly divergent; prickles to 2 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves deltoid, ± 1.25 × 1.25 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, subsessile; bracts deltoid, ± 1.5 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 3 × 4.5 mm., with funnel-shaped involucres; glands transversely rectangular, ± 1 × 2.5 mm., contiguous, reddish; lobes transversely elliptic, ± 1 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles spathulate, laciniate, deeply dentate; stamens 4.25 mm. long. Female flower:ovary subsessile; styles 2 mm. long, joined at the base, apices thickened, rugose.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles spathulate, laciniate, deeply dentate; stamens 4.25 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary subsessile; styles 2 mm. long, joined at the base, apices thickened, rugose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Entire capsule not seen, probably ± 2.5 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not seen.
Habitat
Alluvial soils in dry deciduous woodland; 15–70 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K7

Native to:

Kenya

Euphorbia fluminis S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 22, 1981 Adams, B.R. [91], Kenya K000237746
Dec 22, 1981 Gillett, J.B. [16478], Kenya K000237750
Dec 22, 1981 Faden, R.B. [741055], Kenya K000237749
Dec 22, 1981 Kibuwa, S.P. [2508], Kenya K000237748
Dec 22, 1981 Bally, P.R.O. [B14399A], Kenya K000237747
Bally, P.R.O. [E.297], Kenya 5222.000
Gillett, J.B. [19534], Kenya K000237752 holotype
Luke, W.R.Q. [TPR615], Kenya K000237751

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 39: t. 3854 (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. 3854 (1982).

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