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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent subshrub to 1 m high, branched from the base, sparingly rebranched above.
Morphology Branches
Branches 4-angled, c. 10 mm in diameter, usually tapered towards the base to 5–6 mm in diameter; angles sinuate with tubercles c. 15 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields to 10 mm long, narrowly decurrent ± to the flowering eye below; spines 5–8 mm long, widely divergent to ± deflexed; prickles c. 2 mm above the spines, 1–1.5 mm long, subparallel.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves c. 1 × 1.25 mm, deltate, deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple, subsessile; peduncle and cyme branches to 1 mm long, purplish; bracts c. 1 × 1.5 mm, subquadrate, rose-coloured.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia 2.5 × 2.5–4 mm, with funnel-shaped involucres; glands c. 0.75 × 2 mm, elliptic, touching, greenish-yellow; lobes 0.75 × 0.75 mm, ± fan-shaped, shortly bilobed.
sex Male
Male flowers 10–15: bracteoles 2.5 mm long, filiform; stamens c. 3 mm long, anthers pinkish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles c. 2 mm long, shortly united, spreading, recurved, apices thickened. Male flowers 10–15: bracteoles 2.5 mm long, filiform; stamens c. 3 mm long, anthers pinkish.
sex Female
Female flower: styles c. 2 mm long, shortly united, spreading, recurved, apices thickened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 2.75 × 3.5 mm, very obtusely lobed, eventually bright red; pedicel 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 1.75 × 1.5 mm, broadly ellipsoid, verrucose, orange-brown with scattered markings.

Native to:

Zambia

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

First published in Excelsa 15: 16 (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