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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Fibrous-rooted succulent perennial, with shortly rhizomatous stems densely branching at the base, sparsely so above, erect to 80 cm.; stems and branches 4–(5)-angled, to 1 cm. thick, greyish green often with a purplish tinge, darker along the angles; angles with shallow teeth 1–2 cm. apart.
Morphology General Spines
Spinescence grey; spine-shields oblong-triangular, fairly slender, ± 2 mm. long above the spines, decurrent to 8 mm. and about halfway to the flowering eye below; spines slender, to 15 mm. long; prickles to 3.5 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves acutely deltoid, ± 1.5 × 1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, subsessile; bracts deltoid, ± 1.5 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia ± 2.5 × 4.5 mm., with funnel-shaped involucres; glands transversely rectangular, ± 1.25 × 2.5 mm., contiguous, yellowish brown; lobes subcircular, 1 mm. in diameter.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, deeply dentate; stamens 3.25 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower:styles 2.75 mm. long, joined for 1/3, apices thickened. Male flowers:bracteoles fan-shaped, deeply dentate; stamens 3.25 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 2.75 mm. long, joined for 1/3, apices thickened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule sessile, obtusely 3-lobed, ± 2.5 × 3 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 1.75 × 1.5 mm., pale brown, shallowly tuberculate.
Habitat
Stony soils with sparse grassland and open dry bushland; 1000–1800 m.
Distribution
T1 T2 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia eyassiana P.R.O.Bally & S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally, P.R.O. [10615], Tanzania 2083.000 holotype
Bally, P.R.O. [B10615], Tanzania 36165.000 Type clone
Richards, M. [25317], Tanzania 41490.000
Tanzania 44020.000
Greenway, P.J. [10373], Tanzania 6423.000
Bally, P.R.O. [10615], Tanzania K000253030 holotype

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 39: t. 3864 (1982)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bally & S. Carter in Hook., Ic. Pl. 39, t. 3864 (1982).

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