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This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola to Malawi.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub to 3 m, or small tree to 6 m high, branches and stems fleshy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves to 12.5–17 × 6.5 cm, oblanceolate to obovate, tapering at the base into a winged petiole to c. 1 cm long, ± acute at the apex, entire (or minutely serrate), glabrous but a few hairs sometimes present on the basal margins and the midrib beneath; midrib very prominent and rounded below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 3–5, axillary, pseudumbellate, on peduncles 2–5 cm long, each 2–4 times dichotomously forked with a sessile cyathium (involucre) in each fork and at the tips of the ultimate branchlets; cyme branches 1.5–2 cm long, green or flushed purplish, thinly and minutely pubescent, otherwise glabrous; bracts c. 4 × 4 mm, subquadrate, denticulate, sparsely pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia c. 3 × 5.5 mm, with broadly funnel-shaped involucres, deeply notched on one side, pubescent around the base; glandular rim c. 1 mm wide, furrowed; lobes subquadrate, c. 1.75 × 1.75 mm, denticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers: bracteoles 2 mm long, filamentous, plumose; stamens 3.5 mm long. Female flower: perianth of 3 linear lobes 1.5–2 mm long (or acutely 3-lobed); ovary densely pubescent; styles c. 2 mm long, joined for one-third, deeply bifid.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles 2 mm long, filamentous, plumose; stamens 3.5 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: perianth of 3 linear lobes 1.5–2 mm long (or acutely 3-lobed); ovary densely pubescent; styles c. 2 mm long, joined for one-third, deeply bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 6 × 5.5 mm, deeply acutely lobed, glabrescent; pedicel c. 2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2.4 × 2 mm, ovoid, slightly compressed, minutely verrucose, grey; caruncle 0.4 mm in diameter.

Native to:

Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Zaïre

Euphorbia triangolensis Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gossweiler, J. [997], Angola Synadenium angolense K000253447

First published in Taxon 55: 415 (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
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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