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.
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Derivation of specific name: tettensis: of Tete in Mozambique
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and a single specimen from Soutpansberg, Limpopo, South Africa.
Malawi distribution: S
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Literature:

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 41.

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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Flora of Botswana: Euphorbia tettensis
Flora of Mozambique: Euphorbia tettensis
Flora of Zambia: Euphorbia tettensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Euphorbia tettensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Euphorbia tettensis
African Plant Database: Euphorbia tettensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Euphorbia tettensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Euphorbia tettensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Euphorbia tettensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Euphorbia tettensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Euphorbia tettensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Euphorbia tettensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Euphorbia tettensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Euphorbia tettensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Euphorbia tettensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euphorbia tettensis
Plants of the World Online: Euphorbia tettensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Euphorbia tettensis
Tropicos: Euphorbia tettensis
Wikipedia: Euphorbia tettensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Euphorbia tettensis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136390, retrieved 20 August 2019

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