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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous, minutely papillose perennial herb with a tuberous root ± 5 cm. thick; stems 1–2, fleshy, erect to 15 cm. high, ± 7 mm. thick.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very fleshy, obovate, to 6 × 2.5 cm., apex acute, margin entire, often undulate; stipules scale-like to 1 mm. wide, bearing a filament 1–2 mm. long which occasionally hardens into a minute prickle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes on peduncles to 2 cm. long, 1–2-forked; bract-cup longer than the involucre, ± 7 × 5 mm., notched for 1/4 between acute apices, green, often tinged purplish, with prominent whitish midribs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 5 × 3.2 mm., with barrel-shaped involucres; glandular rim 1.8 mm. high; lobes rounded, ± 1 × 1.3 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles few, laciniate, minutely puberulous; stamens 2.8 mm. long. Female flower:perianth of 3 2-toothed lobes and ± 4 mm. in diameter; styles 1.2 mm. long, joined at the base, with thickened rugulose deeply bifid apices.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles few, laciniate, minutely puberulous; stamens 2.8 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:perianth of 3 2-toothed lobes and ± 4 mm. in diameter; styles 1.2 mm. long, joined at the base, with thickened rugulose deeply bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule oblong, obtusely 3-lobed, with truncate base, ± 5.5 × 4.8 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, obscurely 4-angled, base truncate, 3.5 × 2 mm., pale brown, shallowly and sparsely tuberculate; caruncle stipitate, pointed.
Habitat
Wooded grassland; 1150–1400 m.
Distribution
K4 K6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya

Euphorbia pseudotrinervis Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 11, 1986 Graham, M.D. [2241], Kenya Monadenium trinerve K000237719
Archer, P. [4302/59/1], Kenya Monadenium trinerve 15830.000
MacArthur, C.G. [E 109], Kenya Monadenium trinerve 5270.000
MacArthur [E109], Kenya Monadenium trinerve K000237718 isotype

First published in Taxon 55: 414 (2006)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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