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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to Kenya.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial herb, with a relatively small fleshy rootstock; stem simple or rarely few-branched, erect to 75 cm., cylindrical to 6 cm. thick, tessellated, with 10–15 spirally arranged series of closely set reflexed tapering elongated tubercles, each 5–20 mm. long, with a groove on the upper side and bearing a leaf at the tip.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves obovate, to 2.5 × 1.2 mm., apex obtuse, minutely pubescent, lamina often streaked with red; stipules evident as a pair of sharply 2–5-toothed flattened brown scales 1–3 mm. wide flanking the leaf-scar.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes arising from near the base of the tubercles in the groove, often flanked by a small irregularly placed toothed scale similar to the stipules; peduncles 1–2.5 cm. long, 1–2-forked, with the whole cyme yellowish green, sometimes tinged reddish; bract-cup ± 4 × 3.5 mm., shortly notched between the obtuse apiculate apices and ridged midribs, minutely puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 5 × 3.5 mm., with funnel-shaped involucres; glandular rim 2.5 mm. high; lobes rounded, ± 1 × 1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles linear, puberulous; stamens 3.5 mm. long. Female flower:styles 1.5 mm. long, joined at the base, with thickened rugulose bifid apices.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles linear, puberulous; stamens 3.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 1.5 mm. long, joined at the base, with thickened rugulose bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a reflexed pedicel to 6 mm. long, oblong, obtusely 3-lobed, ± 4 × 3 mm., minutely puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, base truncate, 4-angled, 3 × 1.2 mm.; caruncle stipitate, 1 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
In sandy soil on rocky slopes near the river or dry stream beds with sparse Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 600–950 m.
Distribution
K1 known only from near the Ethiopian border

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya

Euphorbia neoreflexa Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ash [1868], Ethiopia Monadenium reflexum 29047.153
Ash [1868], Ethiopia Monadenium reflexum 35550.000
Vatova [845], Ethiopia Monadenium reflexum K000253454 Unknown type material

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 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/
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