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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with annual stems from a large fleshy tuberous rootstock; stems 1–several, up to 12 cm high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile; stipules filamentous, 0.5 mm long, quickly deciduous; lamina to 10.5 × 0.5 cm, linear-lanceolate, apiculate at the apex, cuneate at the base, entire, midrib prominent on the lower surface.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in terminal 3-branched umbels, with rays to 6 cm long, not forking, or cyathia solitary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts leaf-like.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia on peduncles to 3 mm long, c. 5 × 10 mm, with funnel-shaped involucres; glands 5, 2 × 5 mm, transversely elliptic, inner margin raised, outer margin with 6–10 spreading finger-like processes c. 2 mm long which branch and rebranch at the tips; lobes 1.5 × 2.5 mm, transversely elliptic, margin deeply and finely toothed.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles fan-shaped, apex laciniate, feathery; stamens 7.5 mm long, pedicels pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles c. 3 mm long, joined to about halfway with spreading, slightly thickened, scarcely bifid apices. Male flowers: bracteoles fan-shaped, apex laciniate, feathery; stamens 7.5 mm long, pedicels pubescent.
sex Female
Female flower: styles c. 3 mm long, joined to about halfway with spreading, slightly thickened, scarcely bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 6 × 8 mm, obtusely 3-lobed; pedicel to c. 4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 5 × 4.2 mm, ovoid with obtuse apex; surface scabrous-papillose, pale brown.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Euphorbia trichadenia Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Eyles, F. [7569], Zimbabwe 2611.000
South Africa 5252.000
Gossweiler, J. [994], Angola K000253082
Zeyher (mixed with) [1539], South Africa K000387984
Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000387983
Welwitsch [282], Angola K000253081

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 125 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Bruyns, P.V. (2012). Nomenclature and typification of southern African species of Euphorbia Bothalia 42: 217-245.
  • 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.

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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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