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This species is accepted, and its native range is Botswana to Northern Prov.

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

Morphology General Habit
Dwarf perennial; rootstock tuberous often greatly elongated, 1.25–2.5 cm in diameter; stems 1–3, occasionally more, produced underground, to 7–10 cm long and 0.5–2 cm in diameter; branches 6–9, in clusters from each stem apex, produced at about ground level, 4–6 cm long, 2.5–4 mm in diameter, cylindric and covered in small tubercules, rebranching on older plants and eventually forming rounded clumps to c. 50 cm in diameter; tubercules elongated, 5–8 mm long with a prominent white apex c. 1 mm wide.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–30 × 2 mm, linear, fleshy, crowded towards the branch tips.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia 3 × 4 mm with cup-shaped involucres, glabrous; glands 2–2.5 × 1 mm, transversely elliptic, outer margins with 2–5 entire or bifid processes to 1 mm long, greenish-white often spotted with red; lobes 1 × 1.5 mm, rounded, ciliate. Cyathia produced towards the branch tips on non-persistent peduncles 5–10 mm long; bracts 3–8, obovate-oblong, scale-like, deciduous.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles 2 mm long, laciniate; stamens 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: ovary glabrous; styles united for 2–2.5 mm, stigmas short, spreading. Male flowers: bracteoles 2 mm long, laciniate; stamens 3 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: ovary glabrous; styles united for 2–2.5 mm, stigmas short, spreading.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 5 mm in diameter, obtusely lobed, sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 3.5 × 2.8 mm, ovoid with truncate base and pointed apex, with scarcely prominent warts, greyish-brown.

Native to:

Botswana, Free State, Northern Provinces

Euphorbia duseimata R.A.Dyer appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Pl. South Africa 14: t. 530 (1934)

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.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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