Pseudophyllanthus ovalis (E.Mey. ex Sond.) Voronts. & Petra Hoffm.

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

[FZ]

Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

Morphology General Habit
A rather lax slender virgate ± glabrous shrub or small tree up to 6 m high, but more commonly 1–3 m high.
Morphology General Bark
Bark grey.
Morphology Twigs
Young twigs terete, greenish.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole 2–5(7) mm long, slender, sparingly pubescent when young, soon glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules c. 1 mm long, triangular-ovate, sparingly ciliolate.
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Leaf blades 1–4(6) × 0.5–2(3) cm, ovate to elliptic-ovate, subacute or obtuse at the apex, cuneate or rounded at the base, entire, membranous to chartaceous, dark glossy green above, paler beneath, sometimes paler green above, smelling of HCN when wilted; lateral nerves in 4–6 pairs, scarcely perceptible.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts resembling the stipules.
sex Male
Male flowers: pedicels 2–3(5) mm long; sepals 1.5 × 1.3 mm, united at the base, suborbicular-obovate, obtuse, minutely ciliolate, pale green or yellowish-green; petals 1 × 1 mm, suborbicular, white; disk 1.5 mm in diameter, cupular, dentate, the teeth 10, triangular, subacute; stamens 5, 1.5 mm long, connate in the lower third, anthers 0.5 × 0.5 mm, whitish; pistillode (non-functional ovary) 1.5 mm high.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers: pedicels 4–8 mm long, extending to up to 1.5 cm in fruit, apically dilated; sepals 2 × 1.5 mm, ovate, minutely papillose, greenish, becoming hardened and persistent in fruit; petals c. 1 × 1 mm, suborbicular-obovate; disk c. 1–2 mm in diameter, cupular, margin irregularly lobulate and/or denticulate, orange; ovary 1 × 1 mm, globose, sparingly setulose; styles 0.5 mm long. Male flowers: pedicels 2–3(5) mm long; sepals 1.5 × 1.3 mm, united at the base, suborbicular-obovate, obtuse, minutely ciliolate, pale green or yellowish-green; petals 1 × 1 mm, suborbicular, white; disk 1.5 mm in diameter, cupular, dentate, the teeth 10, triangular, subacute; stamens 5, 1.5 mm long, connate in the lower third, anthers 0.5 × 0.5 mm, whitish; pistillode (non-functional ovary) 1.5 mm high.
sex Female
Female flowers: pedicels 4–8 mm long, extending to up to 1.5 cm in fruit, apically dilated; sepals 2 × 1.5 mm, ovate, minutely papillose, greenish, becoming hardened and persistent in fruit; petals c. 1 × 1 mm, suborbicular-obovate; disk c. 1–2 mm in diameter, cupular, margin irregularly lobulate and/or denticulate, orange; ovary 1 × 1 mm, globose, sparingly setulose; styles 0.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 5–6 × 8–10 mm, depressed, rounded-3-lobed, strongly reticulate-venose, pubescent at the apex, otherwise glabrous, green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 3.5 × 3 × 1.5 mm, irregularly compressed-trigonous, dorsally irregularly foveolate-rugulose, ventrally shallowly excavated, dark greyish-brown, hilar region reddish-brown.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Pseudophyllanthus ovalis (E.Mey. ex Sond.) Voronts. & Petra Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2009 Drège [8220], South Africa K000186188 lectotype Yes
Jan 1, 2009 Drège [8220], South Africa K000186189 isolectotype Yes
Jan 1, 2009 Zeyher [3819], South Africa K000186197 lectotype Yes
Jun 5, 2003 Compton, R. H. [31894], Swaziland Andrachne ovalis K000186190 No
Jun 5, 2003 Cooper, K. H. [2829 BA], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186191 No
Jun 5, 2003 Harvey, W.H. [s.n.], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186193 No
Jun 5, 2003 Hutchinson, J. [2279], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186194 No
Jun 5, 2003 Acocks, J.P.H. [12251], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186195 No
Jun 5, 2003 Hilliard, O.M. [10056], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186198 No
Jun 5, 2003 Marais, W. [120], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186203 No
Jun 5, 2003 Rogers, F. A. [18071], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186204 No
Jun 5, 2003 Rehmann, A. [5922], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186205 No
Jun 5, 2003 Gerrard, W. T. [1162], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186206 No
Jun 5, 2003 Muller, P. J. [4286], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186207 No
Jun 5, 2003 Story, R. [1887], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186208 No
Jun 5, 2003 Merwe, E. v.d. [317], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186210 No
Jun 5, 2003 Rogers, F. A. [21952], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186211 No
Jun 5, 2003 Burchell [5216], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186213 No
Jun 5, 2003 Rogers, F. A. [18071], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186217 No
Jun 5, 2003 Acocks, J.P.H. [9341], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186218 No
Jun 5, 2003 Moffett, R. O. [695], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186219 No
Jun 2, 2003 Wild, H. [2229], Zimbabwe Andrachne ovalis K000186175 No
Jun 2, 2003 Rogers, F. A. [18071], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186178 No
Jun 2, 2003 Prior [s.n.], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186179 No
Jun 2, 2003 Mall, E. J. [853], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186181 No
Jun 2, 2003 Kleber, W. O. [s.n.], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186182 No
Jun 2, 2003 Fourcade, H. G. [217], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186183 No
Jun 2, 2003 Prior [s.n.], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186184 No
Jun 2, 2003 Vries, de, M. [55], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186185 No
Jun 2, 2003 Cooper, T. [1168], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186187 No
Meara, A. S. [106], Zimbabwe Andrachne ovalis K000186176 No
Meara, A. S. [101], Zimbabwe Andrachne ovalis K000186177 No
Bayliss, R. D. A. [BRI 1452], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186180 No
Strey, R. G. [3287], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186186 No
s.coll. [s.n.], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186192 No
Yulfin [961], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186199 No
Moll, E. J. [2868], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186200 No
Moll, E. J. [853], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186201 No
Gerstner, G. [7016], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186202 No
Rogers, F. A. [18071], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186209 No
Rogers, F. A. [410], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186212 No
Burchell [5226], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186214 No
Burchell [3644], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186215 No
Burchell [4272], South Africa Andrachne ovalis K000186216 No

First published in Kew Bull. 63: 50 (2008)

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.

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    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/
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