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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

Type
C1, between “Durgale” and “Attodi”, Puccioni & Stefanini 442 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Spreading shrub to 1.5 m high, branched from the base
Morphology Branches
Branches fleshy, very sharply 4-angled, 1–2.5 cm wide, bright green; angles sinuately toothed, with teeth to 3 cm apart
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields joined to form a continuous dark grey horny margin 1–2.5 mm wide along the angles; spine-pairs robust, to 7 cm long, red when young; prickles vestigial
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 2-forked, with peduncles and cyme-branches 2.5 mm long. Cyathia 4.5 mm in diam.; glands 2.5 mm broad, contiguous, yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth of the female flower with 3 obvious lobes 0.5 mm long; styles 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a recurved pedicel 5–7 mm long, deeply and acutely 3-lobed with truncate base and rounded apex, 4 x 10 mm, becoming red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subglobose, 2.5 mm in diam., densely tuberculate, greyish buff.
Distribution
C1, 2; S2; E Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 140–360 m.
Vernacular
Qabo (Somali)

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Euphorbia longispina Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Carter, S. [810], Somalia 42951.000

First published in Fl. Somala 1: 302 (1929)

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