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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    An erect or ascending monoecious pubescent somewhat branched urticating subshrub perhaps not exceeding 20 cm. in height.
    Leaves
    Petioles 2–6 mm. long; blade lanceolate, 3–4(–5) cm. long, 1–1.5 cm. wide, acute, serrate, truncate or shallowly cordate, thinly chartaceous, 3-nerved from the base, lateral nerves 5–6 pairs, scarcely prominent above, slightly so beneath, sparingly or evenly pubescent above and beneath, sometimes with stinging hairs on the margins.
    Stipules
    Stipules ovate-lanceolate, 1.5–2 mm. long, sparingly pubescent or subglabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences leaf-opposed, 4–7 cm. long, the peduncles rather short, 2–4 mm. long, mostly or all ♂ with (0–)1–4 ♀ flowers at the base; axis densely pubescent; ♂ bracts ovate, 1.5 mm. long, subacute, entire, pubescent, 1-flowered; bracteoles lanceolate, 1.5 mm. long; ♀ bracts and bracteoles slightly larger than the ♂’s, otherwise similar.
    Flowers
    Male flowers:pedicels 1 mm. long, pubescent; buds globose; calyx-lobes suborbicular, 1.5 mm. long and wide, subcucullate, evenly adpressed pubescent without, glabrous within; stamens 0.5 mm. long, the filaments very short; pistillode trifid, flat. Female flowers:pedicels 1 mm. long, thicker than those of ♂, densely pubescent; calyx-lobes 3, suborbicular in outline, 1 mm. long and wide at first, later expanding to 7 mm. long and wide, with several lateral lanceolate lobules on each side, densely pubescent without and within at first, later becoming evenly so; ovary trilobate, 1 mm. diameter, densely pubescent; styles 3, 1 mm. long, united at the base, glabrous, the stigmas recurved, ± smooth.
    Male
    Male flowers:pedicels 1 mm. long, pubescent; buds globose; calyx-lobes suborbicular, 1.5 mm. long and wide, subcucullate, evenly adpressed pubescent without, glabrous within; stamens 0.5 mm. long, the filaments very short; pistillode trifid, flat.
    Female
    Female flowers:pedicels 1 mm. long, thicker than those of ♂, densely pubescent; calyx-lobes 3, suborbicular in outline, 1 mm. long and wide at first, later expanding to 7 mm. long and wide, with several lateral lanceolate lobules on each side, densely pubescent without and within at first, later becoming evenly so; ovary trilobate, 1 mm. diameter, densely pubescent; styles 3, 1 mm. long, united at the base, glabrous, the stigmas recurved, ± smooth.
    Fruits
    Fruit trilobate, 3 mm. long, 7 mm. wide, smooth, evenly pubescent and beset with stinging hairs.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds not known.
    Habitat
    Not known
    Distribution
    known only from the type T6

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 6, 1983 Raymond, W.D. [42], Tanzania K000453293 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 40: 233 (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: 233 (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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