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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent shrub or small tree to 4–5(10) m high; trunk stout, with arcuate-ascending branches.
Morphology Branches
Branches sparingly rebranched, 3–4-winged, deeply constricted into segments; segments to 32(40) × 20 cm, usually oblong, or ± broadly deltate or ovate; wings broad, to 2 mm thick, wings conspicuously undulate, with tubercles 1.5–3 cm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields joined to form a continuous horny margin to the wings; spines stout, spreading, to 15 mm long, longest at the widest part of the wings of the branch segments.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 1–6 and randomly arranged at each flowering eye, simple, lateral cyathia vertically arranged; peduncles and cyme branches 7–12.5 mm long, c. 5 mm in diameter; bracts to 4–5.5 × 5.5–7 mm, broadly ovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia 6 × 8–10 mm, broadly funnel-shaped; glands c. 3.25 × 4–5 mm, transversely broadly elliptic, outer margin ± undulate; lobes 2.5 mm long, obovate, keeled, margin fimbriate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers c. 50: bracteoles laciniate; stamens c. 6 mm long. Female flower: perianth 3-lobed, 6 mm in diameter; ovary subglobose; styles c. 4.5 mm long, united for 2 mm, apices shortly bifid, rugulose.
sex Male
Male flowers c. 50: bracteoles laciniate; stamens c. 6 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: perianth 3-lobed, 6 mm in diameter; ovary subglobose; styles c. 4.5 mm long, united for 2 mm, apices shortly bifid, rugulose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule deeply lobed, c. 8 × 18–21 mm, base truncate, exserted on a pedicel to 8 mm long, 3.5 mm in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 3.5 mm in diameter, subglobose, buff mottled brownish.

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Euphorbia halipedicola L.C.Leach appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Leach [11130], Mozambique K000253099 isotype
Leach, L.C. [11130], Mozambique K000253100 isotype

First published in J. S. African Bot. 36: 42 (1970)

Accepted by

  • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
  • 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.

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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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