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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate, sparingly-branched non-urticating perennial herb, dioecious; stems up to 50 cm long arising from a woody rootstock, pubescent and hispid.
    Stipules
    Stipules 5 × 3 mm, ovate-lanceolate, occasionally somewhat falcate, entire.
    Petiole
    Petiole short, 3–9 mm long.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf blade (2)3–5 × 1.5–3 cm, ovate, subacute at the apex, shallowly denticulate on the margins, cordate at the base, chartaceous, 7(9)-nerved from the base; lateral nerves in 3–4 pairs, scarcely prominent above, prominent beneath, camptodromous; indumentum sparingly puberulous on both surfaces, and also hirsute along the midrib and main veins beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences erect, up to 17 cm high with peduncles up to 3 cm long, leaf-opposed or terminal; bracts 5 × 1 mm, linear-lanceolate, several flowered; bracteoles 1–3 mm long, linear. Female inflorescence and flowers, fruit and seeds unknown.
    Flowers
    Male flowers: pedicels 1 mm long; buds ovoid-subglobose; calyx lobes 1.5 × 1 mm, ovate, subacute, puberulous without, glabrous within, pale yellow; stamens 1 mm long; pistillode flat, 3-lobed, the lobes truncate at the apex.
    Male
    Male flowers: pedicels 1 mm long; buds ovoid-subglobose; calyx lobes 1.5 × 1 mm, ovate, subacute, puberulous without, glabrous within, pale yellow; stamens 1 mm long; pistillode flat, 3-lobed, the lobes truncate at the apex.
    Female
    Female inflorescence and flowers, fruit and seeds unknown.

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    Distribution

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 10, 1985 Fanshawe, D.B. [3994], Zambia K000425715

    First published in Kew Bull. 42: 398 (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
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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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