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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.

[FWTA]

Euphorbiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A perennial herb with stout rootstock and short erect underground or partially exposed stems
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences appearing when leafless
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers red.
Note
The association of Lely P. 63 (a specimen with flowers but no leaves) with Chev. 935 (the type specimen which has leaves but no flowers) is only tentative; specimens showing both leaves and flowers from the same plant are needed to confirm this.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan

Euphorbia baga A.Chev. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hall, J.B. [2643], Ghana 28361.000
Hall, J.B. [2611], Ghana 32459.000

First published in Rev. Bot. Appl. Agric. Trop. 13: 569 (1933)

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.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Rev. Bot. Appliq. 13: 569, fig. 18 (1933).

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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/
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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/
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