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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous shrub 1–2 m. high with ± woody branches.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile to petiolate, obovate to lanceolate, to 30 × 5.5 cm., base cuneate, apex minutely to shortly apiculate, margin entire; lamina tapering into a petiole to 2.5 cm. long on older larger leaves; stipules apparently absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in terminal 2–3-branched umbels on leafless peduncles to 10 cm. long, with primary rays to 6 cm. long, forking 2–4 times; bracts deltoid, ± 2.5 × 2.5 cm. when mature, base subcordate, apex acuminate to ± 2 cm. long; bracts below the umbel a little larger.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia on peduncles to 3 mm. long, ± 10 × 30 mm., with barrel-shaped involucres; glands 4, spreading, transversely oblong, ± 2 mm. × 8 mm., outer margin lobed with 8–12 finger-like processes ± 7 mm. long branching 1–2 times at the tips and terminating in minute knobs; involucral lobes rounded, ± 3 × 5 mm., the margin deeply toothed and minutely ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles few, ligulate, apex ciliate; stamens many, 14 mm. long, minutely puberulous. Female flower:perianth obvious below the ovary, 1.5–2 mm. wide, with sharply toothed margin; styles 5 mm. long, joined at the base with thickened shortly bifid apices.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles few, ligulate, apex ciliate; stamens many, 14 mm. long, minutely puberulous.
sex Female
Female flower:perianth obvious below the ovary, 1.5–2 mm. wide, with sharply toothed margin; styles 5 mm. long, joined at the base with thickened shortly bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a curved pedicel to 1 cm. long, subglobose, ± 9 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid-trigonous, 6 × 4.5 mm., smooth, greyish brown.
Habitat
Rocky slopes with open woodland; 500–1800 m.
Distribution
T7 T8 not know elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia pseudograntii Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Richards, M. [17697], Tanzania K000452898
Gilli, A. [279], Tanzania K000452897

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 342 (1901)

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

  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 210 (1949).
  • N.E. Br. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 528 (1911).
  • Pax in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 342 (1901).

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