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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to N. 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, c. 2.5 × 2 cm, napiform, usually producing a single fleshy stem below ground up to 4 cm long and 3.5 mm in diameter.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves on lower stem scale-like, to 16 × 2.5 mm, lanceolate; leaves on upper part of the stem crowded, erect, to 7.5 cm long, 3 mm wide, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary on peduncles to 3 cm long, simple, with cyme branches to 4 mm long; bracts free, longer than the involucre, 3–6 mm long, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia 4 × 2.5 mm, with broadly funnel-shaped involucres; glandular rim c. 2 mm high, spreading to 4 mm wide, margin crenulate, white or pink; lobes 1 × 1 mm, subquadrate, denticulate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles few, filiform; stamens c. 3.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles 1.5 mm long, stigmas bifid. Male flowers: bracteoles few, filiform; stamens c. 3.5 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles 1.5 mm long, stigmas bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4.5 × 3.5 mm, obtusely lobed, smooth; exserted on a reflexed pedicel to 6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 3 × 2 mm, ovoid, smooth; caruncle absent.

Native to:

Zambia, Zaïre

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Malaisse [7466], Congo, DRC Monadenium chevalieri var. filiforme 49517.000
Malaisse [7466], Congo, DRC Monadenium filiforme 62076.000
Fanshawe, D.B. [F4001], Zambia Monadenium filiforme K000253483 holotype

First published in Taxon 55: 412 (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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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