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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Many-branched bush or shrubby tree to 9 m. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile (rarely petiolate, see note on variation below) obovate, to ± 17 × 7 cm., apex rounded to obtuse with a recurved tip, margin minutely toothed, midrib prominent and ± keeled beneath, both surfaces of the lamina ± densely pubescent especially when young.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence in pseudumbels of 3–5 cymes on pubescent peduncles to 5 cm. long; cymes 1–2-forked, with densely pubescent branches to 2.5 cm. long; bracts rounded to subquadrate, ± 3.5 × 3.5 mm., entire or with a few teeth, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 2.5 × 8 mm., with broadly funnel-shaped involucres, pubescent below; glandular rim ± 1.3 mm. wide, distinctly grooved with a very narrow smooth margin, yellow to greenish red; lobes subquadrate, ± 2 × 2.5 mm., sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, laciniate, plumose; stamens 3.7 mm. long, with pedicels rarely pubescent. Female flower:styles 1.5 mm. long, joined at the base, pubescent, with distinctly bifid thickened apices.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, laciniate, plumose; stamens 3.7 mm. long, with pedicels rarely pubescent.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 1.5 mm. long, joined at the base, pubescent, with distinctly bifid thickened apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subsessile, widest above the middle, to 10 × 10 mm., densely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subglobose, obscurely 4-angled, 2.5 × 2.5 mm., brown, minutely tuberculate; caruncle rudimentary.
Habitat
Sandy soils and slopes with open deciduous woodland; 600–1550 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K4 K7 T2 T3 T5 T7 T8

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Euphorbia pseudomollis Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 20, 1988 Adiheysen, E. [224], Tanzania Synadenium molle K000238432
Jan 9, 1986 Leach, L.C. [10258], Kenya Synadenium molle K000238421
Jan 9, 1986 Archbold, M.E. [471], Tanzania Synadenium molle K000238430
Jan 9, 1986 Bally, P.R.O. [11499], Tanzania Synadenium molle K000238426
Jan 9, 1986 Bally, P.R.O. [B11499], Tanzania Synadenium molle K000238427
Jan 9, 1986 Hornby [911], Tanzania Synadenium molle K000238428
Jan 9, 1986 Leach, L.C. [10258], Kenya Synadenium molle K000238422
Sep 23, 1976 Harris, B.J. [BJH6342], Tanzania Synadenium molle K000238425
Bally, P.R.O. [E54], Tanzania Synadenium molle 15841.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E54], Tanzania Synadenium molle 16787.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E63], Kenya Synadenium molle 4194.000
Polhill, R. [1618], Tanzania Synadenium molle 6429.000
Bidgood, S.C. [1187], Tanzania Synadenium molle K000238429
Bally, P.R.O. [B12725], Kenya Synadenium molle K000238420
Hedberg, O. [TMP194], Tanzania Synadenium molle K000238431
Scheffler, G. [137], Kenya Synadenium molle K000238424 isotype
Gillett, J.B. [19141], Kenya Synadenium molle K000238423
Polhill, R.M. [1618], Tanzania Synadenium molle K000238433

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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