Genus:
Euphorbia L.

Euphorbia schinzii Pax

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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent dwarf shrublet to 33 cm high; rootstock tuberous fleshy, merging into a short stem with numerous rhizomatous branches arising densely at and below ground level, giving rise to further plantlets and forming clumps to 1 m in diameter.
Morphology Branches
Branches to 30 cm long or more, rebranching, (3)4(5)-angled, to 1 cm in diameter; angles with prominent tubercles c. 1 cm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields c. 7 × 1.5 mm, narrowly obovate, decurrent to ± halfway to the flowering eye below, dark greyish-brown; spines 5–12 mm long, widely diverging; prickles rudimentary or to 1 mm long, c. 1.5 mm above the spines.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1 × 1.5 mm, deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple, subsessile; bracts c. 1.5 × 1 mm, oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia 2 × 3 mm, with cup-shaped involucres; glands 1–2 mm wide, transversely oblong, bright yellow; lobes 1.5 mm wide, broadly elliptic, denticulate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles 2 mm long, fimbriate; stamens 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles 2–2.5 mm long, joined at the base, apices minutely bifid. Male flowers: bracteoles 2 mm long, fimbriate; stamens 3 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles 2–2.5 mm long, joined at the base, apices minutely bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obtusely lobed, c. 3 × 4 mm, sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, c. 2.25 × 1.5 mm, verrucose.

Native to:

Botswana, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Euphorbia schinzii Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
15792.000 No
Eyles, F. [7915], Zimbabwe 15793.000 No
Bally [12389], South Africa 48495.000 No
Galpin, E.E. [1297], South Africa K000253373 syntype Yes
Burtt Davy, J. [538], South Africa K000253374 Yes
Burtt Davy, J. [2286[?]], South Africa K000253376 Yes
Marloth, R. [5145], South Africa K000253375 Yes

First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 6: 739 (1898)

Accepted by

  • Bruyns, P.V. (2012). Nomenclature and typification of southern African species of Euphorbia Bothalia 42: 217-245.
  • 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.
  • Laius, A. (2015). In Zimbabwe Euphorbia World 11: 14-17.
  • Möller, A. & Becker, R. (2019). Field guide to the succulent Euphorbias of Southern Africa: 1-320. BRIZA.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2020). https://www.mapress.com/j/pt/article/view/phytotaxa.436.3.1/39104 epublication.
  • Laius, A. (2015). In Zimbabwe Euphorbia World 11: 14-17.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • 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