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

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Dwarf succulent perennial, with fibrous roots, and 5–15 tufted trailing branches which die off at the base but root to form new plants
Morphology Branches
Branches to 30 cm long, rarely rebranching, terete, 1–1.5 cm thick, tessellated with rounded tubercles 3–7 mm apart in 7 slightly spiral series
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields separate, oblong, irregular in size on the same branch, 2–5 x 1.5–2.5 mm, pale grey; spines 1–18 mm long, varying in length; prickles vestigial or apparently absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, with peduncle and cyme-branches c. 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 2.5 mm in diam.; glands 1.5 mm broad, spreading, contiguous, orange
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 1.75 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a recurved pedicel to 4 mm long, deeply and obtusely 3-lobed, 2 x 2.7 mm, buff with a purple stripe along the sutures
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 1.7 x 1.3 mm, minutely and closely tuberculate, pinkish.
Distribution
C2; near Mustahil in E Ethiopia (type locality)
Ecology
Altitude range 180–300 m.
Vernacular
Qabo jarjar (Somali)

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Euphorbia inaequispina N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Carter, S. [811], Somalia 45635.000

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 6(1): 576 (1911)

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/
© 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