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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Branching succulent perennial erect to 1 m. high; branches 4-angled, 5–8 mm. thick; angles very shallowly toothed with teeth 5–8 mm. apart.
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields oblong-triangular, ± 1 × 1 mm. above the spines, decurrent to ± 2.5 mm. and half-way to the flowering eye below; spines very slender, to 6 mm. long; prickles 1–2 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves acutely deltoid, ± 1 × 1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, sessile; bracts subquadrate, ± 1.2 × 1.2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 2 × 4.5 mm., with funnel-shaped involucres; glands transversely rectangular, ± 1 × 2 mm., contiguous, yellow; lobes transversely elliptic, ± 0.8 × 1 mm.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, dentate; stamens 3.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:styles 3 mm. long, joined at the base for 0.5 mm., apices thickened. Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, dentate; stamens 3.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 3 mm. long, joined at the base for 0.5 mm., apices thickened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule sessile, obtusely 3-lobed, ± 2.5 × 4 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 1.8 × 1.5 mm., buff, shallowly tuberculate.
Habitat
Sandy stony soil in dry woodland; 530 m.
Distribution
T7 known only from the type collection

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia exilispina S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 42: 382 (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: 382 (1987).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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