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This species is accepted, and its native range is 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 fleshy roots; stems slender, subscandent to 50 cm. long, and ± 2 cm. thick, sparsely branching, with the branches easily breaking off and then quickly rooting, tessellated with very prominent cylindrical tubercles to 1.5 × 1.5 cm. at the rounded flattened base and to 7 mm. high in usually 5 fairly loosely spiralled series and bearing the leaves at the apices.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves broadly obovate, to 7 × 4.5 cm, base tapering to a winged petiole to 1 cm. long, apex obtuse-apiculate, margin entire, crisped, lamina often flushed and edged with red, puberulous; stipules evident as a cluster of 5 strong slender spines, each 2–3 mm. long from a horny pad, surrounding the leaf-scar.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes on stout peduncles to 1 cm. long, 1–3-forked, arising in the axils of the tubercles and often flanked by a minute prickle; bract-cup equalling the involucre, ± 6 × 7 mm, shallowly notched between acute apices and ± prominent midribs, yellowish green with dark veining.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 4.5 × 4 mm, with barrel-shaped involucres; glandular rim 2.5 mm. high edged with pale pink; lobes rounded, ± 1.2 × 1.2 mm.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles laciniate; stamens 3.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:perianth evident in fruit as a 3-lobed rim 3 mm. in diameter; styles 1.5 mm. long, joined at the base, with thickened rugulose bifid apices. Male flowers:bracteoles laciniate; stamens 3.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:perianth evident in fruit as a 3-lobed rim 3 mm. in diameter; styles 1.5 mm. long, joined at the base, with thickened rugulose bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a stout pedicel to 1 cm. long, acutely 3-lobed, with truncate base, ± 4.5 × 4.5 mm, and with a pair of narrow fleshy many-toothed ridges along the angles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, obtusely 4-angled, with truncate base, 3 × 1.7 mm, pale greyish brown, minutely tuberculate; caruncle domed.
Habitat
Rocky slopes near river in Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 400 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K1 K4

Native to:

Kenya

Euphorbia renneyi (S.Carter) Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Renney, Kenya Monadenium renneyi 51320.000
Gillett, J.B. [16994], Kenya Monadenium renneyi K000237825 holotype

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
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