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This species is accepted, and its native range is Egypt to S. Africa, S. Arabian Peninsula, Comoros.

[FSOM]

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

Habit
Evergreen shrub or small tree up to c. 12 m high; young shoots glabrous
Leaves
Leaves dark green and glossy, alternate or subopposite to opposite, sometimes in whorls; petiole 0.1–0.3 cm long; blade very variable in shape and size, up to 11 x 4 cm; lower surface glabrous; secondary veins subprominent on upper surface, less so on lower surface, but often conspicuous because of pink coloration, tertiary veins usually indistinct, especially on lower surface
Inflorescences
Inflorescences 15–50 mm long, unbranched, with glabrous axes
Flowers
Male flowers up to 5 mm long; calyx c. 2 mm long, saucer-shaped, glabrous or with minute hairs on the margin, shallowly lobed or toothed; corolla lobed only in the upper half, glabrous or sparsely bristly along the middle of the lobes Female flowers similar to male but much smaller; staminodes absent; ovary glabrous or covered with rough hairs
Stamens
Stamens 10–20, mostly in pairs, filaments up to 1.3 mm long; anthers up to 3 mm long, bristly, especially near apex
Fruits
Fruit 6–8 mm in diam.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Oman, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Euclea racemosa L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J.A.Murray (ed.), Syst. Veg. ed. 13: 747 (1774)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by I. Friis [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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