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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
Branching prostrate annual herb, with branches to 13 cm. long, usually much less (± 5 cm.), sparsely hairy on the upper surface, glabrous beneath.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves obovate, to 8 × 4 mm., base very obliquely rounded, apex rounded, margin distinctly toothed especially round the apex, usually glabrous, occasionally sparsely hairy on both surfaces; petiole to 0.3 mm. long; stipules free, filamentous, 0.3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia solitary on peduncles to 0.4 mm. long, terminal and pseudoaxillary on short leafy shoots, 0.8 × 0.8 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glands 4, minute, transversely elliptic, with minute deeply 2–3-lobed pink or white appendages; involucral lobes minute, triangular, ciliate.
sex Male
Male flowers few:bracteoles filamentous; stamens 0.8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:ovary pedicellate; styles 0.2 mm. long, erect, bifid almost to the base. Male flowers few:bracteoles filamentous; stamens 0.8 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary pedicellate; styles 0.2 mm. long, erect, bifid almost to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a reflexed pedicel 2 mm. long, acutely 3-lobed, with truncate base, 1.2 × 1.2 mm., glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds conical, 0.8 × 0.5 mm., pinkish brown, with shallow wrinkles.
Habitat
On sandy soil in open Acacia-Commiphora bushland, usually in shade; 210–550 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K1 K2 K7

Native to:

Kenya

Euphorbia diminuta S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 16, 1982 Gillett, J.B. [20597], Kenya K000237626
Nov 16, 1982 Gillett, J.B. [21151], Kenya K000237624
Nov 16, 1982 Hemming, C.F. [479], Kenya K000237623
Nov 16, 1982 Padwe, S.H. [141], Kenya K000237622
Nov 16, 1982 Faden, R.B. [74778], Kenya K000237625
Nov 16, 1982 Stannard, B. [863], Kenya K000237628
Nov 16, 1982 Gillett, J.B. [19728], Kenya K000237627
Gillett, J.B. [21319], Kenya K000237629 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 39: 646 (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 Kew Bulletin 39: 646 fig. 1 E–H (1984).

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