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

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

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent subshrub to 1 m high, branching from the base, sparingly branched above.
Morphology Branches
Branches spreading, often trailing with adventitious roots developing, c. 1 cm in diameter, 4-angled; angles sinuate with tubercles 2 mm high and c. 1.5 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields 1.5 mm wide, narrowing and decurrent to 12 mm long, brown to whitish; spines widely diverging, up to 6(8) mm long; prickles c. 2 mm long from 2 mm above the spines.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1.25 × 1 mm, sessile, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple; peduncles stout, c. 0.5 mm long, cyme branches c. 1.5 mm long; bracts c. 1 × 0.5 mm, broadly triangular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia c. 3 × 4 mm, with cup-shaped involucres, yellowish to red; glands 2–2.5 × 1 mm, transversely oblong, yellow-reddish; lobes c. 1 × 1 mm, fan-shaped, ± bilobed, irregularly denticulate.
sex Male
Male flowers 5 or 10: fascicular bracts and bracteoles 2.5 mm long, laciniate, fimbriate; stamens 4 mm long, anthers purplish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles c. 3.5 mm long, united for 1.5 mm, stigmas spreading, shortly bifid. Male flowers 5 or 10: fascicular bracts and bracteoles 2.5 mm long, laciniate, fimbriate; stamens 4 mm long, anthers purplish.
sex Female
Female flower: styles c. 3.5 mm long, united for 1.5 mm, stigmas spreading, shortly bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 4.5 × 5 mm, obtusely lobed; pedicel c. 1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed c. 1 × 1.5 mm, broadly ellipsoid, dark brown, densely verrucose.

Native to:

Malawi, Zambia

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

First published in Excelsa 15: 18 (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