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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to E. Kenya.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Dense shrub to 1.3 m high, side branches patent, pubescent at least when young, ± 3-sided
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or opposite, scale-like or boat-shaped, 1–4 x 1–1.5 mm, glabrescent or pubescent, often in congested short lateral shoots
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers sessile, solitary in upper leaf-axils, often crowded ± into spikes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth 2–2.75 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit including wings 6–10 mm in diam., wings reniform or transversely elliptic, 2–4 x 1.5–7 mm, closely veined; perianth-lobes with conspicuous scarious margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 1.5–1.7 mm in diam., brown.
Distribution
S3 (only recorded from Belesc Cogani); Kenya
Ecology
Altitude c. 50 m.

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia

Salsola africana (Brenan) Botsch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 10, 1971 Greenway, P.J. [11383], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353567
Feb 10, 1971 Greenway, P.J. [411], Somalia Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353568
Feb 10, 1971 Verdcourt, B. [1805], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353561
Feb 10, 1971 Tweedie [2161], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353570
Feb 10, 1971 Bally [5669], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353556
Feb 10, 1971 Battiscombe, E. [223], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353560
Feb 10, 1971 Battiscombe, E. [58], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353563
Feb 10, 1971 Edwards, D.C. [2974], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353566
Feb 10, 1971 Buxton, D.R. [1023], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353565
Tweedie, E.M. [2161], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana 3660.000
Gillett, J.B. [18942], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353559
Hemming, C.F. [3142], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353558
Hemming, C.F. [2], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353569
Faden, R.B. [768], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353554
Bally [14415], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353553
Pole-Evans, I.B. [1239], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353562
Edwards, D.C. [40], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353564
Buechner, H.K. [7], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353557
Agnew, A.D.Q. [11151], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353555
Garah, C.N. [218], Kenya Salsola dendroides var. africana K000353571

First published in Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 54: 989 (1969)

Accepted by

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by I. Friis & M. G. Gilbert [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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