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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious shrubs to 1 m high, densely branched from the base; branches opposite, succulent, terete, c. 3 mm thick.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with a broad petiole c. 0.5 mm long, quickly deciduous, leaving a prominent calloused brown scar; stipules absent; lamina fleshy, to 3 × 1.5 mm, ovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes axillary and terminal, each forking several times with primary rays 1–2.5 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts c. 2 × 1.2 mm, spathulate, minutely ciliolate on the margins at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia c. 2 × 2.5 mm, with cup-shaped involucres, subsessile with a minutely ciliolate pedicel; glands 5, c. 0.5 × 1 mm, transversely elliptic, spreading; lobes 0.5 mm long, rounded, margin toothed, ciliolate.
sex Male
Male involucres: bracteoles linear, ciliate; stamens 1.8 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female involucres: a few bracteoles present; perianth obvious, 3-lobed; ovary glabrous; styles 1 mm long, joined at the base, with spreading bifid apices. Male involucres: bracteoles linear, ciliate; stamens 1.8 mm long.
sex Female
Female involucres: a few bracteoles present; perianth obvious, 3-lobed; ovary glabrous; styles 1 mm long, joined at the base, with spreading bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule just exserted on an erect pedicel 1.5–2 mm long, 3.2 × 3.5 mm, deeply 3-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2.5 × 1.5 mm, conical, obtusely 4-angled, minutely verrucose, grey.

Doubtfully present in:

Angola

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces

Euphorbia racemosa E.Mey. ex Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2003 Dinter, M.K. [255], Namibia Euphorbia spartaria K000252614 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2003 Pearson, H.H.W. [7560], Namibia Euphorbia spartaria K000252615 Unknown type material
Pearson, H.H.W. [3387], Northern Cape Province Euphorbia indecora K000252597 lectotype
Pearson, H.H.W. [3387], Northern Cape Province Euphorbia indecora K000252598 isolectotype
May 5, 2017 Burchell, W.J. [2633], Northern Province Euphorbia rectirama K000252610 lectotype
Jan 1, 2003 Burchell, W.J. [1724], Northern Cape Province Euphorbia rectirama K000252609 syntype
May 5, 2017 Pearson, H.H.W. [4428], Namibia Euphorbia cibdela K000252595 holotype

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 15(2): 75 (1862)

Not accepted by

  • Bruyns, P.V. (2012). Nomenclature and typification of southern African species of Euphorbia Bothalia 42: 217-245. [Cited as Euphorbia spartaria.]
  • 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. [Cited as Euphorbia rhombifolia.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
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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