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This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Geophyte; rootstock tuberous, 5–6 × 2–3 cm, napiform, producing a stem c. 1 cm long below ground.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves appearing after the flowers, produced in a rosette at ground level, c. 3.2 × 1.5 cm, obovate; flowering stems with scale-like leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 1–5, reduced to solitary cyathia on peduncles 1–2.5 cm long; bracts joined in a bract-cup 5 × 8 mm, longer than the involucre, shortly notched between rounded apices, whitish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia c. 5 × 4 mm, with barrel-shaped involucres; glandular rim c. 1.5 mm high, crenulate, white; lobes 1 × 1 mm, subquadrate, denticulate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles 1.5 mm long, puberulous; stamens c. 2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: perianth obvious, 3-lobed, toothed; styles 1 mm long, with bifid thickened apices. Male flowers: bracteoles 1.5 mm long, puberulous; stamens c. 2 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: perianth obvious, 3-lobed, toothed; styles 1 mm long, with bifid thickened apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4 × 3.5 mm, obtusely 3-lobed, smooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2 × 1.25 mm, ovoid, smooth; caruncle absent.

Native to:

Zambia, Zaïre

Euphorbia pudibunda (P.R.O.Bally) Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 11, 1960 Milne-Redhead, E. [3011], Zambia Monadenium pudibundum K000253486 holotype

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 Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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