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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique (Goa Island).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent shrub up to c. 2 m high, densely branched and rebranched.
Morphology Stem
Main stem much reduced.
Morphology Branches
Branches spreading, secondary branches and branchlets mostly erect, conspicuously segmented; segments to 15 × 12 cm, ovate to oblong, 3(4)-winged or -angled from a stout axis; the angles sinuate with tubercles 10–12 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields joined to form a continuous horny margin 2–5 mm wide; spines spreading, up to 10 mm long, much reduced at the constrictions of the branches; prickles minute, usually hooked; secondary spines usually flanking the flowering eyes shortly above the spine-pairs, straight or hooked, c. 3 mm long, also with further small spines and prickles.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves c. 1.5 mm long, broadly ovate-acute, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 1–3 in a horizontal line, lateral cyathia vertically arranged, often 2–3-forked producing crowded cyathia; peduncles and cyme branches stout, 5–6 mm in diameter; bracts semi-circular, c. 3 × 8 mm, usually splitting.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia c. 4 × 9 mm, with cup-shaped involucres; glands spreading, transversely elliptic, 2.25–3 × 4.5–7 mm, yellow; lobes subquadrate, fimbriate, 2 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers 35–40: fascicular bracts lacerate, fimbriate; bracteoles filiform; stamens to 6.25 mm. Female flower: perianth c. 6 mm in diameter, ± triangular; styles stout, 3.5–5 mm long, shortly united up to two-thirds, apices spreading-recurved, shortly bifid.
sex Male
Male flowers 35–40: fascicular bracts lacerate, fimbriate; bracteoles filiform; stamens to 6.25 mm.
sex Female
Female flower: perianth c. 6 mm in diameter, ± triangular; styles stout, 3.5–5 mm long, shortly united up to two-thirds, apices spreading-recurved, shortly bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obtusely lobed, c. 8 × 14–17.5 mm, shortly exserted, pedicel stout, slightly curved, to 7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subglobose, c. 3.5 mm in diameter, ± smooth, buff tinged pale purplish, minutely blackish spotted.

Doubtfully present in:

KwaZulu-Natal

Native to:

Mozambique

Euphorbia angularis Klotzsch appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mozambique 16747.000 Unknown type material
Mozambique 16749.000
Leach, L.C. [12361], Mozambique K000253101 neotype

First published in W.C.H.Peters, Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(1): 92 (1861)

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
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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