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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

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

Type
N1, Hargeisa, Gillett 4241 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Dwarf succulent perennial, with a fleshy tuberous root merging into a short thick stem with the apex at ground level
Morphology Branches
Branches tufted around the central growing point, terete, to 3 cm long and 6–8 mm thick, with very shallow tubercles 5–10 mm apart in 3 spiral series
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields triangular to 4.5 x 2 mm; spines single, often very irregular in length, 0.5–13 mm, slender; prickles vestigial or usually absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, with peduncles and cyme-branches c. 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 3 mm in diam.; glands 1.25 mm broad
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary subsessile; styles c. 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.
Distribution
N1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 1310–1370 m.
Vernacular
Danegu (Somali)
Note
Known only from the heavily grazed limestone hills surrounding Hargeisa, this may be a poor species, possibly a depauperate form of E. xylacantha Pax, although cultivated specimens retain the short tufted branches and slender spines.

Native to:

Somalia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1960 Gillett, J.B. [4241], Somalia K000252915
Peck, E. [Bally E. 197], Somalia 2048.000
Hemming [2284], Somalia 23728.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E. 270], Somalia 5218.000

First published in Candollea 21: 366 (1967)

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
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