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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb ± 30 cm. high, with spreading branches, the whole plant puberulous with short spreading hairs; stem and branches longitudinally grooved.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear to 30 × 3 mm., margin entire; petiole to 8 mm. long; stipules vestigial.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes axillary or terminal, forking once; bracts subsessile, ovate, to 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia on peduncles to 1.5 mm. long, 1.75 × 2.5 mm., with funnel-shaped involucres; glands 4, quadrangular, 1 × 1 mm., reddish, hairy on both surfaces; lobes obovate, ciliate, 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles linear, ciliate; stamens 2 mm. long. Female flower:ovary densely puberulous; styles 1.25 mm. long, joined at the base, minutely bifid, puberulous.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles linear, ciliate; stamens 2 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary densely puberulous; styles 1.25 mm. long, joined at the base, minutely bifid, puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a slightly curved pedicel 2.25 mm. long, 3-lobed, with truncate base, 3 × 3.5 mm., surface minutely papillose, and pubescent with short curved hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds conical, apex acute, obscurely 4-angled, with 2 deep horizontal constrictions, 2 × 1.4 mm., black with minutely wrinkled surface.
Habitat
Commiphora, Boswellia, Acacia bushland on stony soil over limestone; 480–520 m.
Distribution
K1

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya

Euphorbia perangustifolia S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gilbert [1423], Kenya K000252972 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 39: 649 (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.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • S. Carter in Kew Bulletin 39: 649 (1984).

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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