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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent shrublet to 15–40 cm high, densely branched.
Morphology Branches
Branches rigid, up to 17 cm long, 4-angled, 10–20 mm in diameter; angles with prominent tubercles to 2.5 mm high, 8–12 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields obovate, forming a continuous horny margin along the angles c. 1.5 mm wide; spines stout, 5–8 mm long, spreading; prickles minute or absent, c. 2 mm above the spines.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1 × 0.75 mm, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple; peduncles to 3 mm long, cyme branches 1.75–4.5 mm long; bracts 1.5 mm long, ovate, denticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia with involucres 1.75–2.75 × 3.5–5.25 mm, broadly funnel-shaped; glands 1.5–2.75 mm wide, transversely oblong, touching, greenish-yellow; lobes 1.5 × 2 mm, broadly cuneate, fimbriate.
sex Male
Male flowers 25: bracteoles c. 2.5 mm long, filiform-fimbriate; stamens c. 4 mm long, reddish, with purplish anther cells.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles 1–1.2 mm long, free nearly to the base, purplish, with yellowish capitate apices. Male flowers 25: bracteoles c. 2.5 mm long, filiform-fimbriate; stamens c. 4 mm long, reddish, with purplish anther cells.
sex Female
Female flower: styles 1–1.2 mm long, free nearly to the base, purplish, with yellowish capitate apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 3.25 × 3 mm, obtusely lobed, angles and sutures purplish; pedicel c. 1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 1.75 × 1.2 mm, ellipsoid, conspicuously verrucose, greyish-brown.

Native to:

Mozambique

Euphorbia ramulosa L.C.Leach appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Leach, L.C. [11440], Mozambique K000253141 isotype

First published in J. S. African Bot. 32: 176 (1966)

Accepted by

  • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
  • 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
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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