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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Dodoma).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb erect to 45 cm., the whole plant pilose with long spreading white hairs ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves obovate, to 18 × 8 mm., base very obliquely rounded, apex obtuse, margin deeply serrate with teeth 0.5 mm. long; petiole 1 mm. long; stipules free, linear, 1.25 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia clustered in terminal and axillary cymes of 2–5 cyathia, subsessile; bracts similar to but smaller than the leaves. Cyathia 1.5 × 1.25 mm., with barrel-shaped involucres; glands 4, erect, transversely elliptic, 0.5 mm. wide, red, with minute red 3–5-lobed appendages; involucral lobes acutely triangular, 0.5 mm. long.
sex Male
Male flowers very few (± 5):bracteoles filamentous; stamens 1.75 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:ovary pedicellate; styles red, 0.75 mm. long, erect, bifid almost to the base. Male flowers very few (± 5):bracteoles filamentous; stamens 1.75 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary pedicellate; styles red, 0.75 mm. long, erect, bifid almost to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule just exserted on a reflexed pedicel 2 mm. long, 3-lobed, with truncate base, 2 mm. long and in diameter, densely pilose with hairs sometimes tinged red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong-conical, 1.2 × 0.75 mm., pinkish brown, obscurely transversely wrinkled.
Habitat
Sandy soil in valley of impeded drainage; 1310 m.
Distribution
T5 known only from this collection

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia pilosissima S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 39: 643 (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: 643, fig. 1 A-D (1984).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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