Genus:
Euphorbia L.

Euphorbia syncameronii Bruyns

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub to 3 m or small tree to 5 m high, with branches and stems fleshy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves to c. 18 × 8 cm, oblanceolate, apiculate at the apex, tapering at the base into a winged petiole to 1 cm long, margins minutely crisped, both surfaces glabrous but a very few sparse hairs occasionally present on the margins and the midrib beneath at the base; midrib beneath with a sharp keel to 1 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 3–5, axillary, pseudumbellate, on sparsely hairy peduncles 2–5 cm long, each 1–2 times dichotomously forked with a sessile cyathium (involucre) in each fork and at the tips of the ultimate branchlets; cyme branches c. 1–1.5 cm long, pubescent; bracts c. 3 × 3 mm, subquadrate, dentate, sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia c. 3.5 × 6 mm, with funnel-shaped involucres, pubescent around the base; glandular rim c. 1.25 mm wide, furrowed; lobes c. 1.5 × 2 mm, denticulate, very sparsely hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers: bracteoles 2.5 mm long, filamentous, plumose; stamens 3.25 mm long. Female flower: ovary pubescent; styles 2 mm long, joined at the base, deeply bifid.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles 2.5 mm long, filamentous, plumose; stamens 3.25 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: ovary pubescent; styles 2 mm long, joined at the base, deeply bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 7 × 6 mm, obovoid, deeply acutely lobed, apex depressed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2.5 × 1.75 mm, ovoid, minutely verrucose, grey; caruncle minute.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Euphorbia syncameronii Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Cameron, K.J. [s.n.], Malawi Synadenium cameronii K000253445 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Taxon 55: 415 (2006)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Möller, A. & Becker, R. (2019). Field guide to the succulent Euphorbias of Southern Africa: 1-320. BRIZA.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Möller, A. & Becker, R. (2019). Field guide to the succulent Euphorbias of Southern Africa: 1-320. BRIZA.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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