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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya (Turkana).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Much-branched woody shrub to 60 cm. high; young branches puberulous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves puberulous, subsessile, alternate, obovate, to 1.5 × 1.3 cm., base rounded, apex rounded to emarginate, margin entire, ± undulate; petiole to 2 mm. long; glandular stipules minute, sharply pointed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes terminal, of solitary cyathia on peduncles 1.5 mm. long; bracts ± opposite, a little smaller than the leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 5.5 × 8.5 mm., with puberulous, funnel-shaped involucres; glands 5, spreading, transversely elliptic to 2.5 × 4 mm., shallowly saucer-shaped, greenish yellow; lobes rounded, ± 1.5 × 2 mm., margin fringed.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles linear, deeply laciniate, feathery; stamens 6 mm. long, with pedicels occasionally sparsely hairy above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:ovary subsessile, densely puberulous; styles ± 4.5 mm. long, joined for ± 3 mm., pubescent, with spreading deeply bifid apices. Male flowers:bracteoles linear, deeply laciniate, feathery; stamens 6 mm. long, with pedicels occasionally sparsely hairy above.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary subsessile, densely puberulous; styles ± 4.5 mm. long, joined for ± 3 mm., pubescent, with spreading deeply bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Entire capsule not seen, puberulous and probably subsessile, obtusely 3-lobed and ± 5 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, base truncate, 3 × 2.5 mm., greyish brown, areolate.
Habitat
Exposed lava gravel with very sparse vegetation; 600–800 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K2

Native to:

Kenya

Euphorbia lavicola S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 3, 1979 Papov, G. [1551], Kenya K000237702
Carter, S. [176], Kenya 42282.000 holotype
Linder [3596], Kenya K000237701
Carter, S. [176], Kenya K000237703 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 35: 419 (1980)

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

  • S. Carter in Kew Bulletin 35: 419 (1980).

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