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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Namibia to N. Zimbabwe.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous annual herb, erect to 50 cm high, laxly branched.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with a petiole 1 mm long; stipules to 1.5 mm long, linear; lamina to 30(50) × 3(3.5) mm, linear, apiculate at the apex, obliquely rounded at the base, entire on the margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia terminal and pseudoaxillary, solitary on peduncles to 2 mm long, c. 2 × 2 mm, with cup-shaped involucres; glands 4, c. 0.5 mm wide, transversely elliptic, with conspicuous white to pink appendages, the 2 on either side of the gap through which the capsule is exserted very much larger, obliquely extended to 4 × 4 mm; lobes acutely triangular, ciliate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles laciniate; stamens 2.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: ovary pedicellate; styles c. 1.5 mm long, joined at the base, bifid to halfway with much thickened clavate apices. Male flowers: bracteoles laciniate; stamens 2.5 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: ovary pedicellate; styles c. 1.5 mm long, joined at the base, bifid to halfway with much thickened clavate apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a reflexed pedicel to 3 mm long, 1.8 × 2 mm, deeply 3-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1.5 × 0.8 mm, oblong-conical, with 3 or 4 pronounced transverse ridges, pinkish-grey.

Native to:

Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Euphorbia eylesii Rendle appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 21, 1987 Gairdner, A.E. [423], Zambia K000253047
Holub, E. [s.n.], Botswana K000253046 Unknown type material

First published in J. Bot. 43: 52 (1905)

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.
  • Yang, Y., Riina, R., Morawetz, J.J., Haevermans, T., Aubriot, X. & Berry, P.E. (2012). Molecular phylogenetics and classification of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce (Euphorbiaceae) Taxon 61: 764-789.

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