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This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi (Mt. Mulanje).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Straggly perennial herb from a woody rootstock.
Morphology Stem
Stems numerous, sparsely branching erect, to 1 m high.
Morphology Branches
Branches minutely velvety-puberulous, rarely glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves crowded, sessile, glabrous; lamina to 40 × 5 mm, oblanceolate, obtuse at the apex and minutely apiculate, cuneate at the base, entire at the margin, midrib prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes axillary and terminal, 5–10 clustered in pseudumbels at the branch apices, each 2–3-forked, with primary rays to 2 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts sessile, c. 8 × 5 mm, ovate to rhomboid, yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia on peduncles c. 1 mm long, 2.5 × 3.5 mm, with cup-shaped involucres; glands 4(5), spreading, c. 1 × 1.5 mm, transversely elliptic, margin shallowly crenulate to crescent-shaped; lobes erect, 1.3 mm long, oblong with 2 rounded teeth at the apex, margins ciliolate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles linear, minutely pubescent; stamens 3.5 mm long, with pedicels pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: ovary glabrous; styles 2 mm long, joined at the base, with spreading bifid apices. Male flowers: bracteoles linear, minutely pubescent; stamens 3.5 mm long, with pedicels pubescent.
sex Female
Female flower: ovary glabrous; styles 2 mm long, joined at the base, with spreading bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule not seen.

Native to:

Malawi

Euphorbia whyteana Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Purves, J.M. [99], Malawi K000048574
Chapman, J.D. [5770], Malawi K000048570
Chapman, J.D. [H/686], Malawi K000048571
Jackson, G. [1918], Malawi K000048572
Chapman, J.D. [421], Malawi K000048573
Whyte, A. [24], Malawi K000048575 holotype
Chapman, J.D. [8077], Malawi K000048569

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 4: 39 (1894)

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.
  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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