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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 perennial herb, with a fleshy cylindrical rootstock to 20 × 1–2 cm. and annual stems to 30 cm. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, linear-lanceolate to 12 × 1.8 cm., apex apiculate, margin entire; stipules filamentous, to 0.5 mm. long, soon deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes axillary and in terminal 3-branched umbels, with rays to 5(–8) cm. long, occasionally forking 1–2 times; bracts ovate-lanceolate to 5 × 2.5 cm., base subcordate, apex acute, those at the base of the umbel larger.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia on peduncles to 3(–6) cm. long, with cup-shaped involucres, ± 7 × 14 mm.; glands 5, transversely rectangular, ± 2 × 4 mm., spreading, the outer margin with up to 10 finger-like processes to 2.5 mm. long which are 2–4-lobed at the tips and minutely hispid; involucral lobes rounded ± 2.5 × 3.5 mm., margin sharply toothed, outer surface finely ciliate and minutely hispid.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles few, divided to the base into 2–3 fine threads with ciliate apices; stamens many, 9.5 mm. long, minutely hispid including the anther-thecae.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:perianth obvious as a rim below the ovary; styles ± 5 mm. long, joined for 1/3, spreading with bifid thickened apices, minutely hispid. Male flowers:bracteoles few, divided to the base into 2–3 fine threads with ciliate apices; stamens many, 9.5 mm. long, minutely hispid including the anther-thecae.
sex Female
Female flower:perianth obvious as a rim below the ovary; styles ± 5 mm. long, joined for 1/3, spreading with bifid thickened apices, minutely hispid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on an erect minutely hispid pedicel to 12 mm. long, subglobose, ± 14 × 16 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, obtusely 3-angled, ± 5.5 × 4 mm., smooth, pale grey.
Habitat
Amongst grass, usually in marshy ground; 1000–1500 m.
Distribution
T1 T4 T5 T7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia taboraensis A.Hässl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally, J. [E188], Tanzania 4138.000
Richards, H.M. [13425], Tanzania 5272.000
Burtt, B.D. [3513], Tanzania K000452927
Richards, H.M. [11762], Tanzania K000452931
Burtt, B.D. [3423], Tanzania K000452932
Richards, H.M. [20739], Tanzania K000452934
Geilinger, (.D.r.). [32], Tanzania K000453305
Bax, R.D. [105], Tanzania K000452929
Bidgood, S.C. [2700], Tanzania K000452926
Boaler, S.B. [682], Tanzania K000452933
Koritschoner, H. [1955], Tanzania K000452928
Richards, H.M. [7094], Tanzania K000452930

First published in Bot. Not. 1931: 322 (1931)

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

  • Hässler in Bot. Notis. 1931: 331 (1931).
  • S. Carter in Kew Bulletin 29: 442 (1974).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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