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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
Sturdy succulent sparsely branched shrub, erect to 4.25 m. high; stem to 10 cm. thick, obtusely 5-angled, with scattered shallow projections along the angles occasionally crowned by a minute reddish brown spine, surface pale green, angles more pronounced and spines larger on young plants.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, fleshy, obovate, to ± 25 × 15 cm., apex obtuse, margin entire or with a few minute teeth at the base, midrib ± prominent on the lower surface, lamina glabrous but leaves of young plants pubescent on the lower surface; leaf-scars to 1 cm. wide flanked by minute triangular stipular spines.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes on peduncles to 6.5 cm. long, 3–7-forked, with cyme-branches to 2 cm. long, progressively shorter above; bract-cup ± 6 × 5 mm., notched almost to the base between obscurely toothed apices and ± prominent midribs, pale green tinged with pink.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 5.5 × 4.5 mm., with barrel-shaped involucres; glandular rim 3 mm. high; lobes subquadrate, ± 1.5 × 1.5 mm.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles spathulate, laciniate, minutely plumose; stamens 4.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:styles 2.5 mm. long, joined at the base, spreading, with thickened deeply bifid apices. Male flowers:bracteoles spathulate, laciniate, minutely plumose; stamens 4.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 2.5 mm. long, joined at the base, spreading, with thickened deeply bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a pedicel to ± 5 mm. long, subglobose, ± 6.5 × 7 mm., surface rugose, shallowly grooved along each suture and angle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, 4-angled, truncate at each end, 2.6 × 1.6 mm., brown, tuberculate; caruncle pointed, stipitate, 1 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
In Euphorbia forest with other succulents and coarse grass; 900 m.
Distribution
known only from the one collection, but reported also from near Morogoro T6

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia neoarborescens Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 19, 1990 Carter [2357], Tanzania Monadenium arborescens K000452987
Apr 24, 1990 Congdon, T.C.E. [98], Tanzania Monadenium arborescens K000452986
May 11, 1960 Harris, V. [E236], Tanzania Monadenium arborescens K000253475 Unknown type material
May 11, 1960 Harris, V. [E236], Tanzania Monadenium arborescens K000253476 Unknown type material
Harris, V., Tanzania Monadenium arborescens 22023.000 holotype
Carter [2357], Tanzania Monadenium arborescens 56116.000
Congdon, T.C.E. [279], Tanzania Monadenium arborescens K000452985

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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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