Euphorbia tettensis Klotzsch

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Euphorbia tettensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Makuti-Chirindu rd, on escarpment, C. 800m before turnoff to Mana pools.

Euphorbia tettensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Makuti-Chirindu rd, on escarpment, C. 800m before turnoff to Mana pools.

Euphorbia tettensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Makuti-Chirindu rd, on escarpment, C. 800m before turnoff to Mana pools.

Euphorbia tettensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Makuti-Chirindu rd, on escarpment, C. 800m before turnoff to Mana pools.

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Synonyms: Chamaesyce tettensis (Klotzsch) Koutnik
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual herb, up to c. 25 cm tall or with spreading, semi-prostrate branches up to 35 cm long. All parts with silky white hairs. Leaves opposite, subsessile, ovate-lanceolate, up to 2.5 cm long, obliquely cordate at the base, upper surface sometimes with a reddish blotch over the midrib; margin entire. Stipules linear, c. 1 mm long. Flowers axillary with 4 white or pink, petal-like appendages. Capsule acutely 3-lobed, c. 2 mm in diameter, densely covered in silky hairs, exserted on a reflexed pedicel.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tettensis: of Tete in Mozambique
Habitat: Deciduous woodland on stony or sandy ground.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1550 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and a single specimen from Soutpansberg, Limpopo, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 20 November 2011
Literature:

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001). Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5) Page 348.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 56. as Chamaesyce tettensis


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African Plant Database: Euphorbia tettensis
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West African Plants database: Euphorbia tettensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Euphorbia tettensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136390, retrieved 1 October 2016

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