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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
N2, “Geldin”, Bally 11115 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial, with trailing branches, often forming rhizomes, sparsely branched
Morphology Branches
Branches cylindrical, to 1 cm thick and 50 cm long, possibly more, with obscure tubercles marked by spine-shields c. 1.5 cm apart in 3 loose spiral series
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields obtusely triangular, to 5.5 mm long; spine-pairs irregular in length, 3–10 mm long; prickles minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, sessile, 1-forked
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 4 mm in diam.; glands 1.75 mm broad, touching
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Immature female flower only seen, with apparently sessile ovary and styles joined at the base, with thickened apices
Distribution
N2 known only from the type collection.
Ecology
Altitude c. 1400 m.

Native to:

Somalia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally, P.R.O. [11115], Somalia 15782.000 Unknown type material
Bally, P.R.O. [B11115], Somalia K000252932

First published in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 49: 182 (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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