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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent glabrous shrub, with a large tuberous root; stems 1 to several, spreading or weakly erect to 1.5 m. high, sparsely branched, to 4 cm. thick at the base, ± 2 cm. thick above, 4–5-angled, with irregularly grouped ridges of closely spaced reddish brown spiny often branching teeth to 5 mm. long along the angles.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, reflexed, fleshy, obovate, to 15 × 10 cm., apex obtuse, margin toothed, midrib sharply keeled and toothed on the lower surface; leaf-scars to ± 6 mm. wide flanked by branching stipular spines ± 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes on peduncles to 14 cm. long, 3–5-angled, with scattered fleshy teeth along the angles, 4–8-forked, with cyme-branches to 5 cm. long, progressively shorter above, the whole inflorescence bright red; bract-cup ± 5 × 9 mm., notched to halfway between obtuse apices and midribs sharply keeled and toothed or crenulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 4.5 × 3.5 mm., with barrel-shaped involucres narrowed at the top; glandular rim 2.5 mm. high; lobes subquadrate, ± 2 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles laciniate, minutely plumose; stamens 3.5 mm. long. Female flower:styles 1.3 mm. long, joined at the base, spreading, with thickened deeply bifid apices.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles laciniate, minutely plumose; stamens 3.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 1.3 mm. long, joined at the base, spreading, with thickened deeply bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a pedicel to 8 mm. long, obtusely 3-lobed, ± 5 × 4 mm., with a pair of narrow fleshy crenulate ridges along each angle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, 4-angled, with truncate ends, 2.5 × 1.3 mm., greyish brown, minutely tuberculate; caruncle stipitate, pointed, 1 mm. in diameter.
Figures
Fig. 103/4, 5, p. 550.
Habitat
Red soil in open Commiphora bushland; 825–1005 m.
Distribution
known only from around Gulwe T5

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia magnifica (E.A.Bruce) Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 17, 1990 Carter [2637], Tanzania Monadenium magnificum K000453181
Bally, P.R.O. [E. 163], Tanzania Monadenium magnificum 15821.000
Burtt, B.D., Tanzania Monadenium magnificum 27461.037
Bidgood, S. [959], Tanzania Monadenium magnificum 53280.000
Carter [2637], Tanzania Monadenium magnificum 56115.000
Burtt, B.D. [6597], Tanzania Monadenium magnificum K000253471 holotype
Bidgood, S.C. [959], Tanzania Monadenium magnificum K000453180
Burtt, B.D. [6597], Tanzania Monadenium magnificum K000253472 Unknown type material

First published in Taxon 55: 413 (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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Carter, S. (2008). Euphorbia in Tanzania Euphorbia World 4(2): 5-9.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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