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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Procumbent, occasionally scandent succulent perennial, much branched from the base; branches sparsely rebranched, 4-angled, to 1 m. long and 1 cm. thick, dull greenish brown; angles shallowly toothed, with teeth to 1.5 cm. apart.
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields oblong-triangular, ± 1 × 2 mm. above the spines, decurrent to shortly above the flowering eye below; spines to 12 mm. long; prickles to 2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves acutely deltoid, ± 1.25 × 1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, subsessile, but cyme-branches to 2.5 mm. long; bracts subquadrate ± 1.5 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 2.5 × 4 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glands transversely oblong, ± 0.7 × 1.7 mm., just touching, reddish yellow; lobes transversely elliptic, ± 0.75 × 1.3 mm.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles spathulate, laciniate; stamens 2.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:styles 2 mm. long, joined at the base, apices distinctly bifid. Male flowers:bracteoles spathulate, laciniate; stamens 2.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 2 mm. long, joined at the base, apices distinctly bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule sessile, obtusely 3-lobed, ± 2.5 × 3.2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 1.5 × 1.3 mm, buff, tuberculate.
Habitat
On rocks in Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 850–1100 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T5

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia reclinata P.R.O.Bally & S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 19, 1990 Carter [2614], Tanzania K000452920
Dec 11, 1984 Greenway, P.J. [7944], Tanzania K000452919
Feb 15, 1984 Burtt, B.D. [839], Tanzania K000452918
Feb 15, 1984 Hornby [850], Tanzania K000452922
Feb 15, 1984 Greenway, P.J. [2409], Tanzania K000452923
Feb 15, 1984 Bally, P.R.O. [7883], Tanzania K000452921
Hornby [850], Tanzania 2031.000 Unknown type material
Bally [7883], Tanzania 42317.000
Carter [2614], Tanzania 56114.000
Greenway, P.J. [6653], Tanzania K000253016 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 40: 120 (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

  • Bally & S. Carter in Kew Bulletin 40: 120 (1985).

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