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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate branching annual, with branches ± 15 cm. long covered in curved adpressed hairs which are absent on the under surface of at least the lower half of the branches.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, obovate, to 10 × 6 mm., base very obliquely rounded, apex rounded, margin obscurely denticulate around the apex, glabrous, the lower surface tinged red; stipules free, broadly triangular, 0.4 × 0.4 mm., deeply toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia solitary on peduncles 1 mm. long, terminal and pseudoaxillary on leafy shoots, 1.5 × 1.5 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glands 4, transversely elliptic, ± 0.8 mm. wide, with 4–6-lobed white appendages, 0.4 mm. wide; involucral lobes minute, triangular, ciliate.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles laciniate; stamens 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:ovary pedicellate; styles 0.3 mm. long, erect, bifid to halfway with thickened apices. Male flowers:bracteoles laciniate; stamens 1.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary pedicellate; styles 0.3 mm. long, erect, bifid to halfway with thickened apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a reflexed pedicel 3.5 mm. long, 3-lobed, 1.8 × 1.8 mm., somewhat constricted about the middle, the lower half with a row of very short adpressed hairs along each side of the sutures and a fleshy hollow swelling between them.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds contained in the lower half of the capsule, conical, 0.8 × 0.6 mm., pinkish brown, with a few very obscure transverse ridges and grooves.
Habitat
Exposed stony slopes and sandy soil with deciduous bushland, in shade; 600 m.
Distribution
known only from this one locality T6

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia allocarpa S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally, P.R.O. [16418], Tanzania K000252954 holotype
Bidgood, S.C. [570], Tanzania K000452841
Carter [2246], Tanzania K000452840

First published in Kew Bull. 39: 644 (1984)

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.
  • Yang, Y., Riina, R., Morawetz, J.J., Haevermans, T., Aubriot, X. & Berry, P.E. (2012). Molecular phylogenetics and classification of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce (Euphorbiaceae) Taxon 61: 764-789.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • S. Carter in KB. 39: 644, fig. 1/J–L (1984).

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