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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or short-lived perennial herbs to 60 cm high, glabrous, with a main stem to 15 cm high, woody-based; branches with prominent calloused scars from fallen leaves and cyathia.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (mostly floral bracts) with a petiole to 8 mm long; stipules minute, subulate, soon deciduous and evident only on young growth; lamina to 5.5 × 1 cm, usually much less, linear to linear-lanceolate, rounded at the apex, cuneate at the base, usually with a few minute cartilaginous teeth at the margin especially towards the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes axillary and in 3-branched umbels forking many times, with primary rays to 15 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts leaf-like.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia subsessile, 1.7 × 2 mm, with cup-shaped involucres, glabrous or with a few very short appressed hairs around the top; glands 4, 0.8 × 0.5 mm, transversely elliptic with a thin paler rim on the outer margin; lobes 0.5 mm long, triangular, ciliate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles few, strap-shaped, ciliate; stamens 1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: ovary glabrous or pubescent; styles 1 mm long, joined at the base, with apices bifid to halfway. Male flowers: bracteoles few, strap-shaped, ciliate; stamens 1.5 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: ovary glabrous or pubescent; styles 1 mm long, joined at the base, with apices bifid to halfway.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a curved pedicel to 2.5 mm long, 3.5 × 3 mm, oblong, obtusely 3-lobed, sparsely covered with short appressed hairs especially on the upper half, rarely entirely glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2.3 × 1.8 mm, oblong-rectangular, dorsally flattened, surface distinctly verrucose, grey; caruncle 1 mm across, pale brown.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Euphorbia glanduligera Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lugard, E.J. [81], Botswana Euphorbia pfeilii K000253062
Lugard, E.J. [143], Botswana Euphorbia pfeilii K000253063

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 142 (1894)

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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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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