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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
N2, “Hedidera Tug”, Bally 10883 (K holo., EA iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree, 1.5–3 m high, with grey bark; branches subfleshy, dark purplish brown when dry
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, obovate with truncate apex, 1.5–5 x 1–3.5 cm, margin sparsely hairy and occasionally a few hairs present near the apex on the lower surface; glandular stipules minute, triangular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in 2–3-branched false umbels, with rays 8–10 mm long; bracts subquadrate, 7 x 8 mm, margins ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 12 mm in diam.; glands 5, spreading, 2.5 x 5 mm, outer margin with 2–5 finger-like processes 2–3.5 mm long, flattened and distinctly divided at the tips into 2–6 small knobs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth of the female flower evident as an obscurely 5-lobed rim below the ovary; styles 7.5 mm long, joined for 1/3, with thickened bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subsessile, subglobose, 14 x 17 mm, glabrous, with 6 shallow fleshy longitudinal ridges, becoming obscurely 3-angled with 9 shallow grooves when dry before dehiscence
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, slightly compressed laterally, 6.5 x 5.5 mm, yellowish grey.
Distribution
N1, 2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 610–880 m.

Native to:

Somalia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally, P.R.O. [10883], Somalia 41169.000 Unknown type material
Somalia 41170.000
Bally, P.R.O. [10883], Somalia K000252848 holotype

First published in Euphorbia J. 5: 36 (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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