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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Somalia, Oman.

[FSOM]

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

Type
N2, “Serrut” Mt near “Meid”, Hildebrandt 1542 (B holo., destr., K iso.).
Morphology General Habit
Shrub or tree to 10 m tall; branchlets brownish or greyish, minutely scurfy-pubescent when young
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Middle leaflets elliptic-oblong to ovate-oblong, 5–9.5 x 3–5 cm, up to twice as long as wide, cuneate at base, rounded to retuse at apex, entire, leathery, minutely scurfy-pubescent at least when young, much paler beneath, lateral leaflets shorter; midrib, lateral veins and a reticulate tertiary venation prominent particularly above; petiole 1–4 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles equalling or longer than the leaves, scurfy-pubescent, with yellowish flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupes subglobose, c. 3.5–4 mm in diam., red.
Distribution
N1–3; Oman
Ecology
Altitude range 1340–2370 m.
Vernacular
Dambalo areyne, ilka cadeeye, lafho (Somali).
Note
The plants in Oman have a more prominent indumentum on branchlets, leaves and inflorescences, but apparently are conspecific.

Native to:

Oman, Somalia

Searsia somalensis (Engl.) Moffett appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hildebrandt, J.M. [1542], Somalia Rhus somalensis K000423122 Unknown type material
Lort Phillips, E. [s.n.], Somalia Rhus somalensis K000423121 Unknown type material

First published in Bothalia 37: 172 (2007)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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