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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Kilosa).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Tree to 4(–6) m. high, with a simple or rarely branching trunk to 15 cm. in diameter, with smooth grey bark and 4 longitudinal spiny ridges 1 cm. high; branching fairly loose, forming a ± rounded crown; primary branches to 2 m. long, spreading horizontally then upturned at the tips, with whorls of secondary branches which branch again; terminal branchlets fleshy, 4-angled and ± winged, 2–4 cm. wide, slightly constricted at intervals of 10–20 cm., bright green, occasionally variegated; angles sinuately toothed, with teeth ± 1 cm. apart.
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields oblong-triangular to 2 × 1.5 mm. above the spines, narrowly decurrent to just above the flowering eye below and soon contiguous; spines 3–10 mm. long; prickles ± 0.5 mm. long, recurved, at first triangular in shape, flexible and clearly attached to the leaf-base, later hardening and persisting after the leaf has fallen.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves deltoid, ± 1.2 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, subsessile; bracts broadly ovate, ± 1.5 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 1.5 × 3.5 mm., with broadly cup-shaped involucres; glands transversely oblong, ± 0.7 × 1.8 mm., with undulate margin, not touching, yellow; lobes subcircular, ± 1 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles plumose; stamens 3.5 mm. long. Female flower:ovary subsessile, deeply 3-lobed; styles 3 mm. long, joined for 0.8 mm., apices distinctly bifid, slightly thickened.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles plumose; stamens 3.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary subsessile, deeply 3-lobed; styles 3 mm. long, joined for 0.8 mm., apices distinctly bifid, slightly thickened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules and seeds not seen.
Habitat
Sandy stony soil on steep slopes, with dense deciduous bushland; 500 m.
Distribution
known only from the Ruaha Gorge T6

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia dumeticola P.R.O.Bally & S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 1976 Leach, L.C. [10342], Tanzania K000253006 neotype
Leach [10342], Tanzania 38883.000 neotype
Tanzania 48458.000
Tanzania 48798.000
Congdon [277], Tanzania 62097.000
Balslev, H. [372], Tanzania K000452859
Congdon, T.C.E. [277], Tanzania K000452862
Balslev, H. [369], Tanzania K000452860
Bally [B14253], Tanzania K000452861
Bally [16424], Tanzania K000452858

First published in Cact. Succ. J. Gr. Brit. 38: 66 (1976)

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 Tropical East Africa

  • Bally & S. Carter in Cact. Succ. Journ. Gt. Brit. 38: 66 (1976).
  • S. Carter in Kew Bulletin 32: 583 (1978).

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