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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to Namibia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Doubtfully present in:

Ethiopia

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Euphorbia matabelensis Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 8, 1988 Richards, H.M. [4774], Zambia K000317934
Jan 6, 1984 Curror [29], Angola K000253088
Eyles, F. [8824], Zimbabwe 2079.000
Bidgood, S. [1135], Tanzania 53284.000
Bidgood, S. [1134], Tanzania 53285.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E295], Tanzania 5535.000
Goetze, W. [1032], Tanzania K000252986
Fanshawe, D.B. [2380], Zambia K000317935
Miller, O.B. [B1179], Botswana K000317933
Goetze, W. [1052], Tanzania K000252987
Goetze, W. [1052], Tanzania K000379408
Elffers, J. [62], Botswana K000317932

First published in Ann. K. K. Naturhist. Hofmus. 15: 51 (1900 publ. 1901)

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.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.

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