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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
Perennial herb with woody branches to 20 cm long, densely pilose with long soft hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with a petiole 1 mm long; stipules c. 0.5 mm long, linear from a broad base; lamina to 12 × 6 mm, ovate, rounded at the apex, obliquely subcordate at the base, dentate at the margin, somewhat leathery, upper surface glabrous, lower surface sparsely pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia terminal and pseudoaxillary, solitary on peduncles to 1 mm long, c. 1 × 1 mm with cup-shaped involucres, glabrous; glands 4, c. 0.5 mm wide, transversely elliptic, with white narrow minutely crenulate appendages; lobes acutely triangular, ciliate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles few, filamentous; stamens 1 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: ovary pedicellate, densely pilose; styles 0.5 mm long, spreading, deeply bifid. Male flowers: bracteoles few, filamentous; stamens 1 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: ovary pedicellate, densely pilose; styles 0.5 mm long, spreading, deeply bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a reflexed pedicel to 3.5 mm long, 2.5 × 2.5 mm, deeply 3-lobed with truncate base, pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1.5 × 1.2 mm, ovoid, obtusely 4-angled, shallowly pitted, reddish-brown.

Native to:

Mozambique

Euphorbia schlechteri Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schlechter [11915], Mozambique K000253054 isotype

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 26 (1899)

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.
  • Yang, Y., Riina, R., Morawetz, J.J., Haevermans, T., Aubriot, X. & Berry, P.E. (2012). Molecular phylogenetics and classification of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce (Euphorbiaceae) Taxon 61: 764-789.

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/
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