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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Botswana.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent dwarf shrublet, with a short stem merging into a fleshy tuberous root, with numerous branches forming a compact clump.
Morphology Branches
Branches 10–15 cm long, up to c. 1 cm in diameter, ± terete, greyish green, often pale-striped; tubercles in 4 series, prominent, c. 1 cm apart.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields c. 6.5 × 3 mm, obovate, decurrent to ± halfway to the flowering eye below, greyish brown; spines 3–6 mm long, widely diverging; prickles rudimentary or up to 0.5 mm long, c. 1 mm above the spines.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1 × 1 mm, deltoid, deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple or sometimes 2-forked, subsessile; bracts c. 1.25 × 1.25 mm, subquadrate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia 3 × 3 mm, with funnel-shaped involucres; glands c. 1.5 mm wide, transversely elliptic, green becoming brownish; lobes c. 1 mm wide, subquadrate, denticulate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles c. 1.25 mm long, fimbriate; stamens 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles 2 mm long, joined at the base, spreading at the apex, bifid. Male flowers: bracteoles c. 1.25 mm long, fimbriate; stamens 3 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles 2 mm long, joined at the base, spreading at the apex, bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule acutely lobed, c. 3 × 4 mm, subsessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds not seen.

Native to:

Botswana

Euphorbia venteri L.C.Leach ex R.H.Archer & S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Pl. Africa 57: t. 2176 (2001)

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.

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