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Family: Polygonaceae
Calycopeplus paucifolius

Citation: Baillon, Andansonia 6:319 (1866).

Synonymy: Euphorbia paucifolia Klotzsch in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1:174 (1845); C. ephedroides Planchon, Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 8:31 (1861).

Common name: None

Erect glabrous shrub, stems terete, to 1 m long or more, woody, pale-brown to green; leaves opposite, linear, obtuse, attenuate, entire, exstipulate; flower-heads axillary, 1 or 2, almost sessile; involucre broadly campanulate, 3-4 mm across, with 4 rounded lobes, the margins of the 2 outer ones often dilated and whitish, alternating with 4 small stipitate glands.

Clusters of small flowers enclosed in much smaller and very broad funnel-like bracts; female flowers with 6 equal broad short calyx segments; styles almost or entirely free from the base, 2-fid, red- purple.

Capsule subglobose; seed oblong, with a fleshy outgrowth terminally.

image of FSA2_Calycopeplus_pau.jpg Calycopeplus paucifolius twig, flower above cluster of male flowers opened up to show male flowers consisting of single, articulate stamen and bract, surrounded by, involucre, seeds in front and rear view.
Image source: fig 399a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Boissier (1866) Icones Euphorbiarum, t. 120 as Euphorbia.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available

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