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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & E. Africa, SW. & Central Asia to India.
Euphorbia granulata

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate annual herb, with branches to 15 cm. long, the whole plant puberulous with short straight hairs, or more sparsely covered with long spreading hairs and the upper surface of the leaves glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves obovate or oblong-ovate, to 8 × 4.5 mm., base obliquely rounded to subcordate, apex rounded, margin entire or toothed; petiole to 1 mm. long; stipules to 1.5 mm. long, usually deeply divided into 2–4 linear teeth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia solitary on peduncles to 0.5 mm. long, terminal and pseudoaxillary on short leafy shoots, scarcely 1 × 1 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glands 4, minute, transversely elliptic, with very small obscurely lobed pink or white appendages; involucral lobes minute, triangular, ciliate.
sex Male
Male flowers few:bracteoles filamentous; stamens 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:ovary pedicellate; styles minute (0.2 mm. long), spreading, bifid to halfway. Male flowers few:bracteoles filamentous; stamens 1 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary pedicellate; styles minute (0.2 mm. long), spreading, bifid to halfway.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a reflexed pedicel 1.5 mm. long, acutely 3-lobed, 1.5 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong-conical, acutely 4-angled, 1 × 0.5 mm., pinkish brown, with numerous shallow transverse wrinkles.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia solitary, subsessile, clustered on very short leafy axillary branches, scarcely 1 mm in diam.; glands minute, red, with minute pink appendages
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles minute, bifid almost to the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a recurved pedicel 1.5 mm long, acutely 3-lobed, 1.3 x 1.3 mm, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong-conical, 4-angled, 0.9 x 0.6 mm, transversely shallowly wrinkled, pinkish grey.
Morphology General Habit
Pubescent annual herb, with prostrate branches to 20 cm long, sometimes woody towards the base
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, ovate, 4–9 x 2–4 mm, margin entire; stipules linear, 0.5–1 mm long

Doubtfully present in:

Angola

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Xinjiang, Yemen

Euphorbia granulata Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kotschy [69] K000252789
Bové, N. [s.n.], Palestine Euphorbia fragilis K000911940

First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 94 (1775)

Accepted by

  • Balakrishnan, N.P. & Chakrabarty, T. (2007). The family Euphorbiaceae in India. A synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography: 1-500. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Binojkumar, M.S. & Balakrishnan, N.P. (2010). The genus Euphorbia L. (Euphorbiaceae) in India. A taxonomic revision: 1-430. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Guinea, E. (1948). Catálogo razonado de las plantas del Sáhara Español Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 8: 357-429.
  • Lebrun, J.-P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes de la Mauritanie et du Sahara Occidental Boissiera 55: 1-322.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2012). Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 3(2): 1-623. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Wu, Z.Y., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D.Y. (eds.) (2008). Flora of China 11: 1-622. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by S. Carter [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 447 (1958).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 2: 72 (1952).
  • Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 94 (1775).
  • N.E. Br. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 502 (1911).

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