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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Bush or shrubby tree to 10 m. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, obovate, to ± 15 × 6 cm., base tapering, apex obtuse, margin entire or ± crimped towards the apex and occasionally forming a few minute teeth, midrib prominent below, rounded and often ± acute towards the apex, lamina very sparsely pilose with long hairs (to 1 mm. long) towards the base, more densely so and extending upwards on young leaves, uniform green or sometimes tinged red beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax in pseudumbels of 2–5 cymes on pubescent peduncles to 5 cm. long; cymes 2–6-forked (occasionally trichotomously), with pubescent branches 1–3 cm. long; bracts subquadrate, ± 4 × 4 mm., entire or occasionally with a few teeth, pubescent, reddish green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 3 × 6.5 mm., with broadly funnel-shaped involucres, pubescent towards the base, dull crimson; glandular rim ± 1 mm. wide, deeply furrowed, crimson; lobes subquadrate, ± 1.8 × 2 mm., margin and base minutely puberulous, red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles linear, laciniate, densely plumose, with red tips; stamens 3.8 mm. long. Female flower:ovary densely pubescent; styles ± 2 mm. long, joined to ± halfway with distinctly bifid ± thickened apices.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles linear, laciniate, densely plumose, with red tips; stamens 3.8 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:ovary densely pubescent; styles ± 2 mm. long, joined to ± halfway with distinctly bifid ± thickened apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a pubescent pedicel 3–5(–9) mm. long, ± 7 × 8 mm., pubescent, red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, slighdy compressed laterally, 2.5 × 2 mm., pale brownish grey, shallowly and minutely tuberculate; caruncle rudimentary.
Figures
Fig. 101/1, 2, p. 536.
Habitat
Rocky slopes with dry open woodland; 950–2100 m.
Distribution
K2 K3 K5 K6 T1 T2 T5 T7 U1 U2 U3 U4

Doubtfully present in:

Malawi

Native to:

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Bangladesh, India

Euphorbia umbellata (Pax) Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2012 Speke [754], Uganda Synadenium grantii K000253440 holotype
Milne-Redhead, E. [11029], Tanzania Synadenium grantii 25738.000
Synadenium grantii 37178.000
Bally [6797 (E 184)], Congo, DRC Synadenium grantii 42962.000
Congdon [97], Tanzania Synadenium grantii 51215.000
Speke [s.n.], Uganda Synadenium grantii K000253441
Speke [s.n.], Uganda Synadenium grantii K000253443
Speke [s.n.], Uganda Synadenium grantii K000253442

First published in Euphorbia World 3: 5 (2007)

Accepted by

  • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2009). Nova silva cusatlantica. Árboles nativos e introduciados de El Salvador. Parte 1: Angiospermae - Familias A a L Englera 29-1: 1-438.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Balakrishnan, N.P. & Chakrabarty, T. (2007). The family Euphorbiaceae in India. A synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography: 1-500. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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