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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
N1, 19 km W of “Kirit”, Bally 10200 (K holo., EA iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Spreading shrub to 2.5 m high
Morphology Branches
Branches light reddish brown when dry, puberulous at the apices at least when young
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in terminal tufts, obovate with rounded to truncate apices, 1.5–3 x 1–2 cm, greyish green, pubescent on both surfaces with very short appressed hairs; glandular stipules minute, triangular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes reduced to a solitary cyathium or occasionally with 1–2 lateral cyathia on peduncles 5 mm long; bracts subquadrate, 5 x 7 mm, minutely puberulous, deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 1–1.5 cm in diam., pubescent; glands 5, spreading, 3.5 x 6 mm, outer margin crenulate with 6–10 finger-like pubescent processes 1–2 mm long, thickened at the tips and usually shallowly divided into 2–4 knobs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth of the female flower evident as a 5-lobed pubescent cup below the ovary; styles 6 mm long, joined to nearly halfway with slightly thickened apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subsessile, subglobose, 14 x 17 mm, subfleshy but when dry before dehiscence becoming obscurely 3-angled with 9 shallow grooves, minutely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, laterally compressed, 7 x 5 mm, smooth, greyish yellow.
Distribution
N1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 795–915 m.
Vernacular
Enjir, engir, encher, falanfalho (Somali)

Native to:

Somalia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally, P.R.O. [10200], Somalia 13105.000 Unknown type material
Bally [10200], Somalia 43410.000 Unknown type material
Bally, P.R.O. [11873], Somalia 5539.000
Bally, P. [10200], Somalia K000252827 holotype

First published in Euphorbia J. 5: 35 (1988)

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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