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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. 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, 16 km W of Dayaxa, Thulin 10784 (UPS holo., K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial, with fibrous roots from a short thick tapering tap-root which merges into a thick stem c. 1 cm long, densely branched to form a compact cushion c. 8 cm high and 30 cm in diam.
Morphology Branches
Branches terete, 3–4 cm long, 7–10 mm thick, with shallow tubercle-teeth to 1.5 mm apart, forming 8–10 longitudinal ridges
Morphology Leaves
Leaves minute, quickly deciduous
Morphology General Spines
Spine shields crowning the tubercles suborbicular, 0.5–0.8 mm in diam., eventually confluent to completely cover the ridges; spines slender, to 9 mm long, widely divergent; prickles vestigial
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked; peduncle to 1 mm long. Cyathia 1.5 x 2.2 mm; glands just touching, elliptic, 0.6 x 0.8 mm
Distribution
N2 only known from the type collection.
Ecology
Altitude c. 1350 m.
Note
This differs from other spiny cushion-forming species in its 8–10-angular narrow branches with tiny closely set spine shields and relatively long and widely divergent spines.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia densispina S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thulin, M. [10784], Somalia K000252902

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 23: 296 (2005)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. 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