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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, S. Yemen.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Doubtfully present in:

Egypt

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

Euphorbia polyacantha Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1984 Schweinfurth, G. [1233], Eritrea K000252870
Apr 1, 1984 Schweinfurth, G. [1248], Eritrea K000252871
Bally, P.R.O. [4031], Eritrea 2092.000
Ash [1236], Ethiopia 35816.000
Corkhill, J., Sudan 7088.000
Schweinfurth, G. [832] K000252865
Schimper [1790], Ethiopia K000252867
Schweinfurth, G. [1694], Eritrea K000252869
Schweinfurth, G. [1008], Eritrea K000252868
Schimper [1790], Ethiopia K000252866
Carter [1870], Sudan Euphorbia thi 54015.000

First published in Cent. Euphorb.: 25 (1860)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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