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  1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Abutilon Mill.
      1. Abutilon anglosomaliae Cufod. ex Thulin

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Ethiopia to NE. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

    Malvaceae, Bernard Verdcourt & Geoffrey Mwachala. Pavonia, B Verdcourt; Kosteletzkya, OJ Blanchard Jr.; Gossypium, P Fryxell & B Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2009

    Type
    Type: Somalia (N), below Golis range, E. Cole & Lort Phillips (K!, holo.)
    Habit
    Woody herb or subshrub 0.6–1.5(–2) m tall.
    Stem
    Young stems pale, tomentose and usually densely spreading hairy, the floriferous parts usually densely glandular; old stems woody, brown, glabrescent
    Leaves
    Leaves scarcely discolorous; lamina round to broadly ovate, 2.5–11 × 2.5–12 cm, completely rounded to shortly acuminate at the apex, cordate at base, stellate-pubescent on both sides, velvety and dense on young leaves but less so in adults where surface is not at all obscured, margin crenate to distinctly dentate; venation prominent beneath; petiole 1.5–10.5 cm long; stipules linear-lanceolate, 0.5–2 cm long
    Flowers
    Flowers in panicles, the axes with dense glandular and also longer simple hairs; stipuliform bracts present in very young inflorescences; pedicel 1–4.5 cm long; calyx 5–9 mm long, densely glandular-pubescent, the lobes ovate, 2.5–4 × 4 mm
    Corolla
    Corolla yellow to orange; petals broadly ovate, 1.5–2.5 cm long and wide, pubescent outside.
    Stamens
    Staminal column stellate-pubescent all over or towards apex
    Fruits
    Mericarps 10–16, 10–13 × 5–6 mm, with apical angle or short awn up to 0.5 mm long, ± 3-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2.5 mm long with short simple curled hairs.
    Ecology
    Acacia tortilisCommiphora bushland on red sandy soil; 300–390 m
    Distribution
    Flora districts: K1 Range: Somalia, Ethiopia

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Abutilon anglosomaliae Cufod. ex Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Cole, E. [s.n.], Somalia K000240388

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 53: 1013 (1998)

    Accepted by

    • Verdcourt, B. & Mwachala, G.M. (2009). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Malvaceae: 1-170.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Thulin, Fl. Somalia 2: 79 (1999).
    • K.B. 53: 1013 (1998)
    • Fl. Eth. & Eritr. 2 (2): 248, fig. 82.23.9–10 (1995)
    • B.J.B.B. 29, Suppl.: 533 (1959) (not validly published)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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