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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe.

    [FZ]

    Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

    Habit
    An erect, leafy, urticating perennial herb up to 40 cm tall, dioecious; stems several from a woody rootstock, branched, puberulous.
    Stipules
    Stipules 1.5–2 mm long, linear-lanceolate.
    Petiole
    Petioles short, 1–2 mm long, or leaves subsessile.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf blade 1–4 × 0.2–1 cm, linear-lanceolate, acute or obtuse at the apex, entire or with only a few apical teeth on the margins, truncate or shallowly cordate at the base, chartaceous, 3–5-nerved from the base; lateral nerves in 4–7 pairs, not prominent above, prominent beneath, brochidodromous; indumentum sparingly puberulous on both surfaces, and with urticating bristles along the midrib and main nerves beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal (male) or leaf-opposed (female), the male inflorescences up to 9 cm long, the females not exceeding 4 cm; male bracts resembling the stipules, 2–3-flowered; male bracteoles 1 mm long, filiform; female bracts 2 mm long, ovate, 1-flowered; female bracteoles resembling the male bracts.
    Flowers
    Male flowers: pedicels 1–1.5 mm long; buds globose; calyx lobes 2 × 1 mm, elliptic-ovate, subacute, subglabrous without, glabrous within; stamens 1 mm long; pistillode 3-radiate, the segments apically dilated. Female flowers; pedicels less than 1 mm long, extending slightly in fruit; calyx lobes 6, 2 mm long and wide, accrescent to 6 × 3 mm, each lobe 7–11 lobulate, the lobules linear and ± equalling the width of the calyx lobe rhachis, setose, green, the calyx-lobe rhachis loriform, subglabrous without, glabrous within; ovary 1 mm in diameter, 3-lobed, densely setose; styles 3, 1–2 mm long, connate to halfway, subglabrous or sparingly pubescent, stigmas smooth, recurved.
    Male
    Male flowers: pedicels 1–1.5 mm long; buds globose; calyx lobes 2 × 1 mm, elliptic-ovate, subacute, subglabrous without, glabrous within; stamens 1 mm long; pistillode 3-radiate, the segments apically dilated.
    Female
    Female flowers; pedicels less than 1 mm long, extending slightly in fruit; calyx lobes 6, 2 mm long and wide, accrescent to 6 × 3 mm, each lobe 7–11 lobulate, the lobules linear and ± equalling the width of the calyx lobe rhachis, setose, green, the calyx-lobe rhachis loriform, subglabrous without, glabrous within; ovary 1 mm in diameter, 3-lobed, densely setose; styles 3, 1–2 mm long, connate to halfway, subglabrous or sparingly pubescent, stigmas smooth, recurved.
    Fruits
    Fruit 6 × 8 mm, 3-lobed, smooth, densely stinging-setose.
    Seeds
    Mature seeds as yet unknown.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zimbabwe

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 21, 1985 Drummond, R.B. [5848], Zimbabwe K000425713 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 42: 396 (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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0