1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Tragia Plum. ex L.
      1. Tragia lippiifolia Radcl.-Sm.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    An erect monoecious pubescent little-branched urticating subshrub up to 25 cm.
    Leaves
    Petiole 3–8 mm. long; blade ovate, 1.5–2.5 cm. long, 1–2 cm. wide, obtuse, cordate, crenate-serrate, chartaceous, 3–5-nerved from the base, lateral nerves 3 pairs, wavy, impressed above, slightly prominent beneath, sparingly to evenly pubescent above and beneath.
    Stipules
    Stipules lanceolate, 3–4 mm. long, sparingly pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences leaf-opposed, (4–)6–7.5 cm. long, the peduncles 3–5 cm. long, mostly ♂ with 1–2 basal ♀ flowers; axis densely pubescent, urticating; ♂ bracts narrowly lanceolate, 2–2.5 mm. long, acute, entire, ciliate, 1-flowered; bracteoles linear, 1–1.5 mm. long; ♀ bracts elliptic, 3.5–4 mm. long, otherwise as in ♂; bracteoles lanceolate, 2 mm. long.
    Male
    Male flowers:pedicels 1 mm. long, pubescent; buds globose; calyx-lobes ovate, 2 mm. long, cucullate, sparingly pubescent or subglabrous; stamens 1 mm. long, filaments as long as the anthers; pistillode trifid, flat, the segments dilated at the apex.
    Flowers
    Female flowers:pedicels as in ♂; calyx-lobes 6, 2 mm. long and ovate in outline, extending to 1 cm. in fruit and becoming lanceolate in outline, with 3–4 lateral, oblong, pubescent lobules on each side; ovary trilobate, 2 mm. diameter, densely pubescent; styles 3, 2 mm. long, united for half their length, glabrous, the stigmas suberect, smooth. Male flowers:pedicels 1 mm. long, pubescent; buds globose; calyx-lobes ovate, 2 mm. long, cucullate, sparingly pubescent or subglabrous; stamens 1 mm. long, filaments as long as the anthers; pistillode trifid, flat, the segments dilated at the apex.
    Female
    Female flowers:pedicels as in ♂; calyx-lobes 6, 2 mm. long and ovate in outline, extending to 1 cm. in fruit and becoming lanceolate in outline, with 3–4 lateral, oblong, pubescent lobules on each side; ovary trilobate, 2 mm. diameter, densely pubescent; styles 3, 2 mm. long, united for half their length, glabrous, the stigmas suberect, smooth.
    Fruits
    Fruit trilobate, 6 mm. long, 1 cm. wide, smooth, evenly pubescent and beset with stinging hairs.
    Seeds
    Seeds globose, 4 mm. diameter, chestnut-brown, marbled greyish, white-spotted, the spots minutely papillose on their margins.
    Habitat
    On black cotton soil in valley grassland; 1525 m.
    Distribution
    T2 known only from the type

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Tragia lippiifolia Radcl.-Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 2, 1983 Peterson, D. [240], Tanzania K000453291

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 232 (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
    • A.R.-Sm. in Kew Bulletin 40: 232 (1985).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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