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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent dwarf shrublet, with several short stems from a tuberous root, and densely tufted branches forming cushions to 30 cm high and 50 cm in diameter.
Morphology Branches
Branches seldom rebranched, 10 mm in diameter, very obtusely 4-angled; angles with prominent tubercles 3–4 mm high and 10–17 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields 4–8 × 2–3 mm, obtriangular; spines to 8 mm long, divergent; prickles 1–2 mm long, 1.5–2 mm above the spines.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 0.5 × 0.75 mm, deltoid, fleshy, deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple, subsessile; bracts 1.5 × 1.5 mm, subquadrate, denticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia 2.5 × 5 mm, with broadly funnel-shaped involucres; glands 2.25 × 1 mm, oblong, touching; lobes 1.75 × 1 mm, elliptic, denticulate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles 1.75 mm long, fan-shaped, fimbriate; stamens 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles 2 mm long, joined at the base, spirally twisted when dry. Male flowers: bracteoles 1.75 mm long, fan-shaped, fimbriate; stamens 3 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles 2 mm long, joined at the base, spirally twisted when dry.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 3.75 × 4.25 mm, sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 2 × 1.5 mm, ovoid (only immature seen).

Native to:

Zimbabwe

Euphorbia acervata S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Carter, S. [2249], Zimbabwe 54523.000
Christian, H.B. [383], Zimbabwe K000253139 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 54: 962 (1999 publ. 2000)

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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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