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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubby succulent perennial, densely branching, spreading-erect to 1.5 m. high; branches 4-angled, ± 1 cm. thick; angles shallowly toothed, with teeth to 1 cm. apart.
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields oblong-triangular, ± 3 × 2 mm. above the spines, decurrent to just above the flowering eye below; spines slender to 6 mm. long; prickles to 1 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves deltoid, 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary. 1-forked, subsessile; bracts subquadrate, ± 1.5 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 3 × 5.5 mm., with funnel-shaped involucres; glands transversely rectangular, ± 1.5 × 2.8 mm, contiguous, yellow; lobes transversely elliptic, ± 1 × 2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, dentate; stamens 3.5 mm. long. Female flower:styles 2.3 mm. long, joined at the base, apices thickened.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, dentate; stamens 3.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 2.3 mm. long, joined at the base, apices thickened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule sessile, obtusely 3-lobed, ± 3.5 × 5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 2.5 × 2 mm., brown, shallowly tuberculate.
Habitat
Rocky ground at the foot of the north-facing scarp; 1340–1370 m.
Distribution
known only from these 3 collections T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia discrepans S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Leach [10352], Zambia 41097.000
Congdon [276], Tanzania 62081.000
Carter, S. [2593], Tanzania 62091.000
Leach, L.C. [10352], Tanzania K000253027 holotype
Congdon, T.C.E. [276], Tanzania K000452853
Lovett, J. [4747], Tanzania K000452856
Leedal, P. [5569], Tanzania K000452852
Lovett, P. [467], Tanzania K000452855
Leedal, G.P. [5459], Tanzania K000452854
Carter [2593], Tanzania K000452851
Congdon, T.C.E. [294], Tanzania K000452850

First published in Kew Bull. 42: 380 (1987)

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 42: 380 (1987).

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