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

[FZ]

Euphorbiaceae, S. Carter & L.C. Leach. Flora Zambesiaca 9:5. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent dwarf shrublet, forming large densely branched clumps up to c. 12.5 cm high.
Morphology Branches
Branches subcylindric or obtusely subquadrangular, 8–10 mm in diameter, tapering below into a stalk-like base; angles shallowly crenulate with rounded tubercles c. 7 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields 2–4 × 2–3 mm, obtriangular, brownish becoming whitish; spines 2–3 mm long or sometimes rudimentary, widely divergent; prickles 1–2 mm long, weak.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves c. 1.25 mm long, ovate-attenuate, fleshy, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple; peduncles to 2 mm long; cyme branches to 3 mm long; bracts c. 1.5 mm long, semi-circular to oblong-obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia to 2 × 4–4.5 mm, with funnel-shaped involucres; glands spreading, transversely elliptic, c. 2 mm wide, ± touching, yellow; lobes 1 × 1 mm, cuneate, irregularly fimbriate.
sex Male
Male flowers: 10–15, far exserted: fascicular bracts broadly 2-lobed, laciniate, fimbriate, 2.5 mm long; stamens 4.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles 2.25–3 mm long, united to c. halfway, spreading above, with capitate or shortly bilobed apices. Male flowers: 10–15, far exserted: fascicular bracts broadly 2-lobed, laciniate, fimbriate, 2.5 mm long; stamens 4.5 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles 2.25–3 mm long, united to c. halfway, spreading above, with capitate or shortly bilobed apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 3.5 × 4.25 mm, obtusely 3-lobed, scarcely exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 2 × 1.25–1.5 mm, ovoid, densely verrucose, brown with white, brown and blackish markings.

Native to:

Zambia

Euphorbia debilispina L.C.Leach appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Excelsa 15: 13 (1991 publ. 1992)

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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
© 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 2021. 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