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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya, NE. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial with densely tufted stems from a thick fleshy root, branching from the base, 4-angled, to 15 cm. long and ± 7 mm. thick, greyish to brownish green; angles with laterally compressed prominent very sharply pointed teeth to 1 cm. long and ± 1.5 cm. apart.
Morphology General Spines
Spinescence grey; spine-shields to 8 mm. long above the spines, occasionally with 2 scarcely diverging arms to 1.5 mm. long, decurrent to 3–5 mm. above the flowering eye below; spines 2–12 mm. long, often joined at the base for up to 3 mm.; prickles to 4 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves deltoid, ± 1 × 1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 1–2 in a vertical line developing successively, 1-forked, with branches to 5 mm. long; bracts subquadrate, ± 1.5 × 1.25 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 2.5 × 4.5 mm., with funnel-shaped involucres; glands transversely elliptic, ± 1 × 2 mm., contiguous, pinkish brown; lobes subcircular, 1 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles deeply dentate; stamens 3.25 mm. long. Female flower:styles 2 mm. long, joined at the base, apices thickened, rugulose.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles deeply dentate; stamens 3.25 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 2 mm. long, joined at the base, apices thickened, rugulose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subsessile, obtusely 3-lobed, ± 2.5 × 3 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Mature seeds not seen.
Figures
Fig. 96/1–3, p. 516.
Habitat
In dry rocky sandy soils with Acacia bushland; 300–915 m.
Distribution
K7 T2 T3 known only from a small area of extreme SE. Kenya and NE. Tanzania

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Euphorbia furcata N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 12, 1993 Cox, J. [s.n.], Tanzania K000453310
Greenway, P.J. [6509], Tanzania 15802.000
MacArthur, C.G., Kenya 15808.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E.94], Tanzania 16758.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E.51], Tanzania 2614.000
Abdallah, R. [3931], Tanzania K000453309

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 6(1): 566 (1911)

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

  • N.E. Br. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 566 (1911).

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