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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tufted succulent perennial to 15 cm. high and 30(–60) cm. in diameter, branching densely from the base at the apex of a thick fleshy root; branches to 25 cm. long and 5–10 mm. thick, cylindrical, seldom rebranched except at the base, with teeth shallow to ± prominent, ± 2 cm. apart in 4 longitudinal series, and in strictly opposite pairs.
Morphology General Spines
Spinescence sturdy, grey; spine-shields triangular, T-shaped above the spines, to 8 × 4 mm., shortly decurrent to 4(–6) mm.; spines single to ± 2 cm. long; prickles rudimentary, to ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves deltoid, 1 × 1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, with peduncles and cyme-branches 1(–5) mm. long; bracts obtusely triangular, ± 1.5 × 2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 2.5 × 6 mm., with broadly funnel-shaped involucres; glands transversely rectangular, ± 1 × 3 mm., contiguous, yellow occasionally becoming reddish; lobes transversely elliptic, ± 1 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, finely dentate; stamens 4 mm. long. Female flower:styles 2 mm. long, free to the base, spreading, with thickened rugose apices.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, finely dentate; stamens 4 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 2 mm. long, free to the base, spreading, with thickened rugose apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subsessile, obtusely 3-lobed, ± 2.5 × 3 mm., buff.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Mature seeds not seen.
Figures
Fig. 98/4, p. 524.
Habitat
Stony soils in grassland and dry open deciduous bushland; 700–2025 m.
Distribution
K6 T1 T2 T5 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania, Uganda

Euphorbia graciliramea Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 10, 1984 Greenway, P.J. [7800], Tanzania K000238120
Jan 1, 1956 Bally, P.R.O. [B10679], Tanzania K000238124
Jan 1, 1948 Moore, A. [B6447], Tanzania K000238126
Bally, P.R.O. [11627], Tanzania 33227.000
Someren, v. [E.112], Kenya 5202.000
Richards, H.M. [13506], Tanzania K000238127
Verdcourt, B. [3829A], Kenya K000238118
Fischer [522], Tanzania K000238128 holotype
Greenway, P.J. [7011], Tanzania K000238123
Koritschoner, H. [3088], Tanzania K000238122
Burtt, B.D. [3442], Tanzania K000238119
Burtt, B.D. [6389], Tanzania K000238121
Raynal, J. [19266], Tanzania K000238125
Bally [B3884], Kenya K000238117

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 34: 78 (1904)

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

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 223 (1974), pro pane.
  • Blundell, Wild Fl. Kenya: 52, t. 160 (1982), excl. distr. (see Note).
  • N.E. Br. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 564 (1911)
  • Pax in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 34: 78 (1904).

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