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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Mozambique.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spiny succulent shrublet to c. 30 cm high, branching from the base.
Morphology Branches
Branches 10 mm in diameter, terete, with 6–7 angles or ridges separated by grooves; angles with prominent tubercles c. 1.5 mm high and 5–7 mm apart along the margins.
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields joined and completely covering the tubercles, forming continuous, horny, whitish ridges, c. 4 mm wide, separated by pale green grooves 1 mm wide; spines single, 4–6 mm long; prickles 1–1.5 mm long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves c. 1 mm long, deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, simple; peduncles and cyme branches 1–2 mm long; bracts 1 mm long, oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia c. 2 × 3 mm, with cup-shaped involucres; glands c. 1.5 mm wide, touching to form a circle, red; lobes 1 × 1 mm, subquadrate, denticulate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles c. 1.5 mm long, laciniate; stamens c. 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: ovary sessile; styles 2 mm long, united to halfway, apices spreading, ± bifid. Male flowers: bracteoles c. 1.5 mm long, laciniate; stamens c. 3 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: ovary sessile; styles 2 mm long, united to halfway, apices spreading, ± bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules and seeds not seen.

Native to:

Mozambique

Euphorbia unicornis R.A.Dyer appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bothalia 6: 225 (1951)

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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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