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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to W. Mozambique.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Euphorbiaceae, S. Carter & L.C. Leach. Flora Zambesiaca 9:5. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Straggly shrub 0.5–3 m high; branches minutely pubescent, leafless below and marked with crowded leaf scars.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, glabrous except sometimes for a few hairs at the base; petiole c. 1 mm long, flattened, pubescent; lamina to 4.5 × 1 cm, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, rounded at the apex and minutely apiculate, cuneate at the base, entire at the margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes axillary and terminal, 5–15 clustered in pseudumbels at the branch apices, each 2–4-forked, with primary rays to 3 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts sessile, c. 10 × 8 mm, ovate, yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Cyathia
Cyathia on peduncles 1–2 mm long, c. 3.5 × 4.5 mm, with cup-shaped involucres; glands 4, spreading, c. 1.3 × 2.5 mm, suborbicular or crescent-shaped with 2 blunt points or 2 horns to 0.8 mm long; lobes erect, 1.3 × 1.3 mm, quadrangular, apex distinctly 2-toothed with ciliate margins.
sex Male
Male flowers: bracteoles linear, minutely pubescent; stamens 5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flower: ovary glabrous; styles 2.5 mm long, joined for 1 mm, with spreading slightly thickened bifid apices. Male flowers: bracteoles linear, minutely pubescent; stamens 5 mm long.
sex Female
Female flower: ovary glabrous; styles 2.5 mm long, joined for 1 mm, with spreading slightly thickened bifid apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a reflexed pedicel to 7 mm long, 4.5 × 5 mm, deeply 3-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2.8 × 2 mm, oblong, smooth, shiny black; caruncle 1 mm across.

Native to:

Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Euphorbia citrina S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wild, H. [1971], Zimbabwe 5249.000 holotype
Carter, S. [2078], Zimbabwe 54522.000
Carter, S. [2078], Zimbabwe K000253064

First published in Kew Bull. 45: 331 (1990)

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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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