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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to N. Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
N2, 15 km NE of Garoowe (8°30’N, 48°30’E), Hansen & Heemstra 6306 (K holo., C MOG WAG iso.)
Habit
Shrub to 60 cm high, much branched; all parts densely mealy, whitish to silvery, glabrescent with age
Leaves
Leaves opposite to subopposite; petiole 2–6 mm; leaf-blade elliptic to oblanceolate, 6–15(–23) x 4–8 mm, base cuneate, tip rounded or apiculate, margin entire
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal few-branched panicle, flowers in ± separated clusters of 1–2 female plus 2–5 male
Flowers
Male flowers 1–1.5 mm in diam. Female pedicels 1–2 mm; bracteoles rhomboidal, 5–8 x 3–7 mm, base attenuate into pedicel, joined to just below widest point, tip rounded, margin with 3–6 small rounded teeth each side, at least some develop 1–3 regular, sometimes cylindrical dorsal appendages or tubercles near base, these up to 2 mm long.
Distribution
N1–3; E Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 380–610 m.
Note
This species has been referred to in herbaria as A. sp. cfr. A. coriacea Forssk. A. coriacea has been recorded from Assab in Eritrea by Beccari, but the record has not been confirmed. A. coriacea is otherwise restricted to the Mediterranean coast of Egypt. It differs from A. nogalensis in the more robust habit, the larger leaves and the wider and denser inflorescences.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Atriplex nogalensis Friis & M.G.Gilbert appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 11: 313 (1991)

Accepted by

  • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by I. Friis & M. G. Gilbert [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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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