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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tuberous-rooted shrubby succulent perennial, erect to 1 m. or subscandent to 1.8 m.; branches 4-angled, 5–10(–15) mm. thick, olive-green, mottled or variegated and darker along the angles; angles with very shallow to prominent teeth 1–2.5(–3) cm. apart.
Morphology General Spines
Spinescence blackish; spine-shields slender, 3–6 mm. long above the spines, decurrent to shortly above or touching the flowering eye below; spines 2–12(–15) mm. long; prickles 2–6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, subsessile; bracts subquadrate, 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia 2–3 × 4.5–6 mm., with funnel-shaped involucres; glands transversely rectangular, ± 1 × 2.5 mm., contiguous, yellowish brown; lobes transversely elliptic, ± 1 × 1.5 mm.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles spathulate, dentate; stamens 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:styles 1.8 mm. long, joined at the base, apices thickened, rugulose. Male flowers:bracteoles spathulate, dentate; stamens 4 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 1.8 mm. long, joined at the base, apices thickened, rugulose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule just exserted on a pedicel 2 mm. long, obtusely 3-lobed, ± 3.5 × 5.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subglobose, 2 mm. in diameter, brown, tuberculate.

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Euphorbia tenuispinosa Gilli appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ritchie, A.T., Kenya 15788.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E9], Kenya 15789.000
Drummond, R.B. [4182], Kenya 15794.000
Hale, J. [171], Kenya 36351.000
Bally, P.R.O. [8535], Kenya 4131.000
Ritchie, A.T., Kenya 4140.000

First published in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 78: 167 (1974)

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

  • Gilli in Ann. Nat. Mus. Wien. 78: 167 (1974).
  • S. Carter in Kew Bulletin 32: 84 (1977).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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