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This species is accepted, and its native range is Canary Islands, Sahara to Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb or subshrub, glabrous or scabrid, often sparsely tomentose below or densely eglandular-pubescent throughout, with hairs up to 0.5 mm long
Morphology Stem
Stem (3–)25–85(–400) cm long, varying from erect, stout, and sometimes somewhat spinescent to prostrate or scandent to ascending and ± slender
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves linear to broadly ovate, 4–25 x 1.5–14 mm, obtuse to acute at the apex, entire or occasionally dentate, cuneate or rounded at the base, caducous, petiole 1.2–11 mm long; upper leaves linear to suborbicular, (1.2–)3–40 x (0.4–)1.5–12 mm, acute to obtuse at the apex, entire, attenuate, cuneate, hastate, sagittate or rounded at the base, sometimes absent, petiole 0–16 mm long, often twining
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 4–24 mm long, straight except for curved tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes 2.5–6 x 0.6–1.6 mm, linear-lanceolate to ovate, acute or acuminate, with scarious margins, glabrous or sparsely glandular-pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla (13–)15–28 mm long, yellow, sometimes suffused with pink or purple and with purple spots on the palate, glabrous to sparsely eglandular- or glandular-pubescent outside; tube (2–)4–9 mm broad at mouth; palate lanate; spur (8–)10–22 mm long, more or less continuing line of tube, straight or curved, exceeding rest of corolla
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Abaxial filaments lanate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 2.5–6 mm long, oblong-ovoid to subglobose, truncate or emarginate, sometimes glandular-puberulent; cells equal, many-seeded, dehiscent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0.5–0.7(–1) mm long, oblong-ovoid to oblong-reniform, echinate-tuberculate, reddish-brown; tubercles subglobose or conical, rounded to acute, entire to papillate.
Distribution
N1–3; Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, North Africa, Canary Is., Arabia
Ecology
Altitude range 0–900 m.
Note
The plants in the Flora area vary from almost leafless with erect stems to leafy with ascending and flexuous stems. This variation is to a large extent environmentally conditioned. The basal leaves are generally ovate to elliptic in shape and larger in size, whereas the upper leaves are linear or lanceolate and often have a hastate or sagittate base.

Doubtfully present in:

Djibouti

Native to:

Algeria, Canary Is., Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Western Sahara

Nanorrhinum heterophyllum (Schousb.) Ghebr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 1, 1927 Lort Phillips [297], Somalia Kickxia heterophylla K000411325 Unknown type material
Cole, E. [s.n.], Somalia Kickxia heterophylla K000411324

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 20: 683 (2000 publ. 2001)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Boulos, L. (2002). Flora of Egypt 3: 1-373. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Dobignard, A., Jacquemoud, F. & Jordan, D. (1992). Matériaux pour la conaissance floristique du Sahara occidental et l'Anti-Atlas méridional. II. Leguminosae à Compositae Candollea 47: 397-481.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by Ghebrehiwet Medhanie [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Ghebrehiwet in Nord. J. Bot. 20: 655–689 (2001)
  • Sutton, A revision of the tribe Antirrhineae: 190–249 (1988)

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