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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, probably with a thick woody rootstock, giving rise to woody persistent underground stems to ± 5 cm. long which branch at ground level; branches procumbent to ± 25 cm. long, pilose with spreading hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves broadly ovate to ± 8 × 7 mm., base rounded and markedly oblique, apex rounded, margin entire or obscurely toothed, leathery, glabrous; petiole 0.5 mm. long; stipules triangular, 0.5 mm. long, margin toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia solitary on peduncles to 1.5 mm. long, terminal and pseudoaxillary, 17 × 2 mm., with cup-shaped involucres; glands 4, transversely elliptic, ± 0.4 × 0.7 mm., brownish, with deeply 3–5-lobed white petaloid appendages 2–5 mm. long; involucral lobes triangular, 0.3 mm. long, margin shortly ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers:bracteoles laciniate, apices ciliate; stamens 1.8 mm. long. Female flower:styles 0.6 mm. long, bifid to halfway, with thickened apices.
sex Male
Male flowers:bracteoles laciniate, apices ciliate; stamens 1.8 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flower:styles 0.6 mm. long, bifid to halfway, with thickened apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a reflexed pedicel 4.5 mm. long, deeply 3-lobed, ± 2 × 2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong-conical, 1.3 × 0.8 mm., greyish pink, surface wrinkled.
Habitat
Deciduous woodland; 300–320 m.
Distribution
known only from these 2 collections T8

Native to:

Tanzania

Euphorbia selousiana S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schlieben, H.J. [2441], Tanzania K000452925

First published in Kew Bull. 42: 369 (1987)

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 42: 369 (1987).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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