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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubby, probably short-lived perennial herb to 75 cm. high, woody at the base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, ovate to 8 × 4 cm., base cuneate, apex acute, margin entire, young leaves minutely hispid especially on the lower surface, mature leaves with a few hairs towards the base on the lower surface; petiole to 8 mm. long, puberulous; glandular stipules minute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes (detached on the only specimen seen, probably in terminal umbels) with minutely hispid rays, the primary ones apparently ± 1.2 cm. long, forking 3 times; bracts obovate, ± 5 × 4.5 mm., base cuneate, apex apiculate, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia sessile, ± 3 × 3.5 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glands 4–5, transversely elliptic, 0.5 × 1–1.5 mm.; lobes subquadrate, ± 1 × 1 mm., upper margin deeply toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles strap-shaped, apex deeply divided, ciliate; stamens 3 mm. long. Female flower:styles 2 mm. long, joined at the base, apices spreading and distinctly bifid.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles strap-shaped, apex deeply divided, ciliate; stamens 3 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 2 mm. long, joined at the base, apices spreading and distinctly bifid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule (immature) exserted on a minutely hispid pedicel 4 mm. long, deeply 3-lobed, 4 × 5 mm., glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed (immature) ovoid with dorsally pointed apex, slightly conpressed, 3.2 × 2.8 mm., surface obscurely wrinkled (probably in longitudinal lines); caruncle 1.2 mm. wide.
Habitat
Deciduous bushland; 790 m.
Distribution
T5 known only from this collection

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia trichiocyma S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hornby [642], Tanzania K000252973 holotype
Bidgood, S.C. [883], Tanzania K000452940

First published in Kew Bull. 40: 809 (1985)

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.
  • Yang, Y., Riina, R., Morawetz, J.J., Haevermans, T., Aubriot, X. & Berry, P.E. (2012). Molecular phylogenetics and classification of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce (Euphorbiaceae) Taxon 61: 764-789.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • S. Carter in Kew Bulletin 40: 809 (1985).

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