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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Geophyte, up to 25 cm high, with a tuberous root c. 4 × 3.5 cm.
Morphology Stem
Stem with scattered, slender hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, to 8 × 1 cm, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, margins crisped, midrib prominent below, both surfaces densely covered with filamentous hairs to 1 mm long; stipules glandular, minute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes terminal and axillary, 3–5-forked; peduncles to 7 cm long; cyme branches to 1 cm long; bracts joined to form a bract-cup up to 8.5 × 10 mm, shortly notched with rounded lobes, midribs prominent, margins undulate, enveloping the involucre.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia c. 4 × 4 mm, with cup-shaped involucres; glandular rim 1 mm high, white with a red margin; lobes c. 1 × 1 mm, denticulate.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles few, 2 mm long; stamens 3.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: styles 2 mm long, joined to halfway and deeply bifid at the apex. Male flowers: bracteoles few, 2 mm long; stamens 3.5 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: styles 2 mm long, joined to halfway and deeply bifid at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 4.5 × 4 mm, 3-lobed, with minute fleshy ridges along the sutures, exserted on a pedicel c. 4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 2.5 × 1.4 mm, oblong, 4-angled, densely and very minutely verrucose, pale brown; caruncle cap-like, 1 mm in diameter, shortly stipitate.

Native to:

Zambia

Euphorbia pseudohirsuta Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 18, 1955 Walter, E.G. [1], Zambia Monadenium hirsutum K000253492 holotype
Richards, H.M. [5293], Zambia Monadenium hirsutum 15815.000
Richards [12738], Zambia Monadenium hirsutum 43899.000

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 Zambesiaca
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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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