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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. DR Congo to W. Uganda.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree to ± 6.5 m. high, with ± drooping branches sparsely rebranched to form a loose untidy crown; branches fleshy, shortly 3(–5)-angled, or narrowly winged, 1–2.5 cm. wide; angles shallowly toothed, with teeth 1–4 cm. apart.
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields obtusely triangular, to ± 4 × 3 mm., eventually extended to enclose the flowering eye just above; spines to 3 mm. long; prickles vestigial.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves persistent at the branch apices, obovate, to 9 × 5 cm., tapering to a petiole to 7 mm. long, margin entire, midrib prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 2-forked, with peduncle ± 2 mm. long and cyme-branches 5–7 mm. long; bracts deltoid, ± 3 × 3 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 2.5 × 6.5 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glands transversely elliptic, ± 1.5 × 3 mm., almost touching, yellow; lobes subcircular, ± 1.5 × 1.5 mm.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles spathulate, laciniate; stamens 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:perianth distinct, with 3 or more irregular lobes 0.5–1.5 mm. long; styles 2.5 mm. long, joined at the base, apices rugose, bifid. Male flowers:bracteoles spathulate, laciniate; stamens 4 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:perianth distinct, with 3 or more irregular lobes 0.5–1.5 mm. long; styles 2.5 mm. long, joined at the base, apices rugose, bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a stout pedicel to 8 mm. long, acutely 3-lobed, ± 9 × 14 mm., reddening.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subglobose, 3.8 mm. in diameter, reddish brown with pale speckles, smooth.
Habitat
In Cynometra forest; ± 800 m.
Distribution
known only from Bwamba Forest U2

Native to:

Uganda, Zaïre

Euphorbia bwambensis S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Carcasson, R. [E.443], Uganda 15810.000 holotype
Osmaston [1396], Uganda 48327.000
Bally, P.R.O. [B 10588], Uganda K000252993 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 42: 681 (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: 681 (1987).

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