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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Zimbabwe.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent spiny shrubs or tree-like shrubs to 1.5(3) m high, with a short stout ± cylindric trunk, to c. 10 cm in diameter.
Morphology Branches
Branches crowded, spreading-ascending, rebranching, dark grey-green, (4)5–7(8)-angled, constricted into segments, eventually falling with age; segments subconical to ± circular, 5–15 cm long, 3–4 cm in diameter; angles ± winged, shallowly sinuate, with tubercles 6–10 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields forming a ± continuous horny margin along the angles, 2–3 mm wide, sometimes interrupted at the flowering eyes; spines to 6 mm long, spreading, much reduced at the constrictions; prickles minute or absent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves to 20 × 6–7 mm on young growth, oblong-lanceolate, reduced to 1.5–2 mm long on older growth, triangular, scale-like, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1–2-forked; peduncle and cyme branches c. 2 mm long; bracts 1.5 × 2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia with involucres 2.5–3 × 6–7 mm, campanulate; glands c. 3 mm wide, transversely oblong, touching, greenish-yellow; lobes c. 2 mm wide, fimbriate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles c. 2.5 mm long, laciniate; stamens far exserted, pedicels c. 4 mm long, filaments c. 4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles 2–4 mm long, free to below the middle, with bifid tips. Male flowers: bracteoles c. 2.5 mm long, laciniate; stamens far exserted, pedicels c. 4 mm long, filaments c. 4 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles 2–4 mm long, free to below the middle, with bifid tips.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule obtusely lobed, c. 4 × 7 mm, exserted on a recurved pedicel 7–8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed c. 2 mm in diameter, subglobose, smooth.

Native to:

Zimbabwe

Euphorbia memoralis R.A.Dyer appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Pl. Africa 29: 1129 (1952)

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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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