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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
N1, “Rarile” Mt., Gillett 4729 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Densely tufted succulent perennial, with a thick, fleshy tuberous root
Morphology Branches
Branches to 30 cm long, erect to 20 cm, then arching over, 0.7–1.5 cm thick, 4(–5)-angled; angles toothed, with teeth 1–2 cm apart
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields quite separate, oblong-triangular, 4–7 mm long; spine-pairs rather irregular in length, 5–13 mm long; prickles minute to 1.25 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, subsessile, 1-forked, with sessile cyathia
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 4–5 mm in diam.; glands 1.5–2 mm broad, touching, bright yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 2.5 mm long, with scarcely bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule sessile, obtusely 3-lobed, 3.5 x 4 mm, speckled brownish purple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 2.5 x 1.5 mm, obscurely verrucose, pale grey.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia gillettii P.R.O.Bally & S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally, P.R.O. [B11772], Somalia 15754.000
Gillett, J.B. [4729], Somalia 2056.000
Bally, P.R.O. [9996], Somalia 38180.000
Bally, P.R.O. [16183], Somalia 39072.000
Peck, E. [E.262], Somalia 5221.000

First published in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 49: 179 (1977)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by S. Carter [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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/
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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