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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial herb, with a thick fleshy rootstock; stems numerous, bright green, branching from the base, erect or decumbent to ± 50 cm. long, 2–4.5 cm. thick, tessellated with prominent conical tubercles to 1.5 × 1.3 mm. at the base and to 7 mm. high, bearing the leaves in 5 or 8 tightly spiralled series.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, to 6 × 2.5 cm., base tapering gradually, apex obtuse and apiculate, margin entire, crisped on young leaves; stipules evident as 3–5 prickles to 2 mm. long, from a horny pad surrounding the base of the leaf-scar.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes on stout peduncles ± 5 mm. long, 1–2-forked, arising in the axils of the tubercles; bract-cup slightly exceeding the involucre, ± 7 × 6 mm., shallowly notched between acute apices and prominent midribs, greenish white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 6 × 5.5 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glandular rim 3 mm. high edged with pink; lobes transversely elliptic, ± 1 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles few, laciniate, minutely puberulous; stamens 4.5 mm. long. Female flower:styles 2.5 mm. long, joined at the base, with thickened rugulose deeply bifid apices.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles few, laciniate, minutely puberulous; stamens 4.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 2.5 mm. long, joined at the base, with thickened rugulose deeply bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a pedicel ± 5 mm. long, acutely 3-lobed, with truncate base, ± 5 × 6 mm., and with a pair of narrow fleshy toothed ridges along each angle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, 4-angled, with truncate base, 3 × 2.3 mm., pale brown, minutely tuberculate; caruncle stipitate.

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia heteropodum Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally, P.R.O. [B5466], Tanzania Monadenium heteropodum 22011.000 topotype
Wilkinson, W., Kenya Monadenium heteropodum 7261.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 34: 374 (1904)

Not 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. [Cited as Monadenium heteropodum.]

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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