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

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb to 50 cm high, with spreading branches, woody towards the base, the whole plant minutely pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear-lanceolate, to 55 x 6 mm, base rounded, margin entire; petiole to 12 mm long; stipules glandular, minute, deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in 3-rayed umbels, forking many times, with rays 1.5–6 cm long; bracts similar to the leaves but smaller
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 4 mm in diam., crimson; glands 4, spreading with undulate margin, 1.5–2 mm broad, deep crimson
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 3–4 mm long, joined for 2–3 mm, with bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a pedicel 4 mm long, subglobose, with longitudinal grooves, 4.5 x 5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong-conical, obscurely 4-angled, deeply constricted about the middle and with 4 deep pits above the base, 3.5 x 2.2 mm, blackish with white ventrally flattened apex.
Distribution
N1–3 known only from N Somalia and coastal regions near Aden in Yemen.
Ecology
Altitude range 0–730 m.
Vernacular
Aiyo, ciin, lanambar (Somali)

Native to:

Somalia, Yemen

Euphorbia systyla Edgew. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 16(2): 1218 (1847)

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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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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