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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent shrublet, procumbent to 15 cm high or suberect to c. 50 cm tall, branching from a thickened root.
Morphology Branches
Branches sparsely rebranched, to 8–25 cm long, c. 5 mm in diameter, obtusely 4-angled; angles shallowly sinuate with tubercles 5–10 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields 3–6 × 1.5–2 mm, obovate, decurrent from halfway to almost touching the flowering eye below, red-brown; spines and prickles equal in length, 3–4 mm long, very slender, blackish, divergent to form an X, with prickles 1–1.5 mm above the spines.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 0.75 × 0. 75 mm, deltoid, deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple, red; cyme branches 1 mm long; bracts 1 × 0.75 mm, oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia c. 2 × 3 mm, with cup-shaped involucres; glands 1.25 × 0.75 mm, elliptic, separate; lobes 0.75 × 0.5 mm, rounded, denticulate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles 1.75 mm long, laciniate; stamens immature.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers: capsules and seeds not seen. Male flowers: bracteoles 1.75 mm long, laciniate; stamens immature.
sex Female
Female flowers: capsules and seeds not seen.

Native to:

Mozambique

Euphorbia plenispina S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 54: 964 (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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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