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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, Gaan Libah, Bally 7162 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrublet, weakly erect to 50 cm high, with spreading succulent branches from a large, fleshy, tuberous root
Morphology Branches
Branches (3–)5–6-angled, deeply winged and deeply constricted into segments to 5 cm long, 6 cm wide; angles prominently toothed, with teeth to 2 cm apart at the broadest basal part of the segments, much closer and less prominent towards the constrictions
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields joined to form a continuous horny margin along the angles; spine-pairs robust, 1–3.5 cm long, or much shorter at the constrictions; prickles vestigial; flowering eye 2–8 mm above the base of the spines, flanked by a pair of secondary spines 1–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, with cyathia arranged vertically
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia subsessile, c. 7 mm in diam.; glands c. 3.5 mm broad, golden yellow, touching
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth of the female flower reduced to a shallowly toothed rim; styles 5 mm long, joined to halfway
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule sessile, obtusely 3-lobed, with truncate base and slightly pointed apex, 6 x 10 mm, green with purple along the sutures
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subglobose, 3 x 2.8 mm, smooth, buff, finely speckled.
Distribution
N1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 1300–1650 m.
Vernacular
Dibu (Somali)

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia leontopoda S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally [B 7162], Somalia K000252919 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 403 (1992)

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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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