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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with a vertical woody rootstock 12 × 1.3 cm., producing annual sparsely branching, very sparsely pilose stems, erect to 20 cm. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, fleshy, linear-lanceolate to 5.5 × 7 cm., base cuneate, apex acute, margin entire, pilose along the margins and the midrib on the lower surface; stipules glandular, reddish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes axillary and terminal, solitary on very sparsely pilose peduncles to 10 cm. long, forking 2–3 times; bracts similar to the leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia on pilose peduncles to 8 cm. long, ± 5 × 5 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glands 5, ± 2 × 2.8 mm., deeply bilobed, with the apices of the lobes entire to distinctly crenate; involucral lobes transversely elliptic, ± 1 × 2 mm. margin distinctly toothed, ciliate.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles few, strap-shaped, feathery; stamens 7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:ovary glabrous, exserted on a reflexed pedicel 1 cm. long; styles 2.5 mm. long, joined halfway, with spreading minutely bifid thickened apices. Male flowers:bracteoles few, strap-shaped, feathery; stamens 7 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary glabrous, exserted on a reflexed pedicel 1 cm. long; styles 2.5 mm. long, joined halfway, with spreading minutely bifid thickened apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.
Habitat
In sandy soil between flat laterite rocks; 900 m.
Distribution
T4 known only from this collection

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia dilobadena S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Richards, H.M. [11670], Tanzania K000252977 holotype
Bidgood, S. [5586], Tanzania K000468838

First published in Kew Bull. 40: 818 (1985)

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 40: 818 (1985).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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