1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Adenocline Turcz.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

    Habit
    Dioecious or monoecious, glabrous annual or perennial herbs, often slender and weak.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate or opposite, petiolate or sessile, stipulate, sometimes stipellate, simple, entire or toothed, palminerved.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary or terminal, cymose, racemose or paniculate, unisexual or rarely bisexual; male inflorescences many-flowered, female few-flowered.
    Flowers
    Female flowers: pedicels often reflexed; sepals more or less as in the male, but longer; petals absent; disk glands 3, alternating with the carpels; ovary 3-locular, with 1 ovule per loculus; styles 3, more or less connate at the base, patent-recurved, bifid or bipartite. Male flowers shortly pedicellate, open in bud; sepals 5, scarcely imbricate at the base; petals absent; disk glands interstaminal, turbinate, sometimes confluent; stamens (4)10(14), 2-seriate, the outer ones alternate with the sepals, filaments free, short, anthers basifixed, the cells distinct, globose, divaricate, dehiscing from the apex; pistillode absent.
    Fruits
    Fruits 3-lobed, small, dehiscing septicidally into 3 bivalved cocci; endocarp thin.
    Seeds
    Seeds ovoid-subglobose, ecarunculate; testa thinly crustaceous; albumen fleshy; cotyledons scarcely broader than the radicle.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Zimbabwe

    Adenocline Turcz. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 16: 59 (1843)

    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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 16: 59 (1843).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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