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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Eurasia.
Beta vulgaris (beet)

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, glabrous or almost so
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, entire or almost so, petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, in few-flowered clusters arranged in spike-like inflorescences
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments 5; stamens 5, opposite the segments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary semi-inferior; stigmas 2 or 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits hardened and fused at the base, 1-seeded capsules opening by a lid.
Distribution
About ten species mainly in the Mediterranean region and SW Asia.

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Azores, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, Denmark, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Sweden, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Victoria, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Altay, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Assam, Baltic States, California, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cayman Is., Central European Rus, Chile Central, Chile North, China North-Central, Connecticut, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, East European Russia, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Honduras, Inner Mongolia, Juan Fernández Is., Korea, Maine, Massachusetts, Mexico Northwest, Nepal, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, North Carolina, North European Russi, Pennsylvania, Poland, Puerto Rico, Rhode I., South Australia, South Carolina, South European Russi, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tadzhikistan, Uruguay, Vermont, Vietnam, Virginia, West Virginia, Western Sahara

Beta L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 222 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

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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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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