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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Northern Prov.

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

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent shrub to 1 m high, densely branched from the base, or tree-like to 3.5 m high with a central stem.
Morphology Branches
Branches rebranching above, 1–1.5 cm in diameter, 4–6-angled, not segmented to ± distinctly segmented with segments parallel-sided, often variegated between the angles; angles acute, sinuate, with tubercles 8–15 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields joined to form a horny margin along the angles, or spine shields separate; spines 5–7.5 mm long, slender; prickles 0.5–2 mm long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves to 20 × 6 mm, ovate, deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple, subsessile; bracts 1.5 × 1.5 mm, scale-like.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia 3 × 3.5–4 mm, with funnel-shaped involucres; glands 1.5–2 mm wide, transversely oblong, touching, yellow; lobes 1 × 1 mm, rounded, fimbriate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles 2.5 mm long, laciniate; stamens c. 3.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles to 2 mm long, free almost to the base, apices spreading, bifid. Male flowers: bracteoles 2.5 mm long, laciniate; stamens c. 3.5 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles to 2 mm long, free almost to the base, apices spreading, bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obtusely angled, 5 mm in diameter, exserted on a recurved pedicel to 7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2–2.5 mm in diameter, subglobose.

Native to:

Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Euphorbia griseola Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wild, H. [40944], Zimbabwe 4095.000
Wild, H. [30354], Zimbabwe 5211.000
Wild, H. [40778], Zimbabwe 5224.000
Wild, H. [1605], Zimbabwe 8133.000
Wild, H. [1628], Zimbabwe 8134.000
Wild, H. [1655, 15734], Zimbabwe 8135.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 34: 375 (1904)

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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0