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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Much-branched succulent shrub to 4 m. high; branches 5-angled, ± 1.5 cm. thick, uniformly green; angles straight to shallowly undulate.
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields oblong-triangular, with truncate base, to ± 3 × 2 mm. above the spines, decurrent to the flowering eye below on the youngest growth, otherwise contiguous, with spine-pairs 5–10 mm. apart; spines to 6 mm. long; prickles ± 0.5 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves deltoid, ± 1.75 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, subsessile; bracts deltoid, ± 1.2 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 2.5 × 5 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glands transversely oblong, ± 1.5 × 2.5 mm., contiguous, yellow; lobes transversely elliptic, ± 1 × 1.5 mm.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, deeply laciniate, fimbriate; stamens 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:ovary pedicellate; styles 1.8 mm. long, joined for 0.8 mm., apices thickened, rugose. Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, deeply laciniate, fimbriate; stamens 4 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary pedicellate; styles 1.8 mm. long, joined for 0.8 mm., apices thickened, rugose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules and seeds not seen.
Habitat
Collected so far only as cultivated material usually from hedges; ± 1200 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere U3 U4

Native to:

Uganda

Euphorbia stapfii A.Berger appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Brown, E. [227], Uganda K000253009 syntype
Brown, N. E., Uganda K000253010

First published in Sukkul. Euphorb.: 59 (1907 publ. 1906)

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

  • Berger, Sukk. Euph.: 59 (1907).
  • S. Carter & M.G. Gilbert in Kew Bulletin 42: 389 (1987).

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