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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & Central Medit.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect herbs, 2–20 cm tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves numerous, 9.5–20 x 0.5-2.5 mm, glabrous to puberulous, entire or weakly sinuate, with slightly revolute margins, sometimes weakly dentate-spinescent, often with black spots on either side of midrib
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4–7 mm long, greenish to purple, strongly 10-veined; lobes 5, c. 1.5–2 mm long, each with a central dark patch, the outer lobes more numerous, unequal, spinescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 7–9 mm long, pink, purple or blue, lobed up to half-way down
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule up to 2 mm in diam.
Distribution
C. monspeliensis is otherwise widespread in the Mediterranean region, from Spain in the west to Egypt in the east.
Note
It is very variable and has been subdivided into various infraspecific taxa and the status of the disjunct populations in Somalia needs further study.

Doubtfully present in:

Lebanon-Syria

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Baleares, France, Italy, Morocco, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Tunisia, Yugoslavia

Coris monspeliensis L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 177 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Mateos, M.A. & Valdés, B. (2009). Catálogo de la flora vascular del Rif occidental calizo (N de Marruecos). I Selaginellaceae - Rosaceae Lagascalia 29: 105-257.
  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by P. Cuccuini [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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/
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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