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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
N3, 9 km W of Bargal at top of pass, Lavranos & Carter 24742 & al. (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent shrub c. 50 cm high, densely branched from the base, sparsely rebranched above
Morphology Branches
Branches erect, acutely 4-angled, 1–2 cm thick; angles straight, with spine-pairs 4–6 mm apart
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields oblong, joined to form a continuous pale grey horny margin 2–3 mm wide along the angles; spine-pairs slender, bristle-like, 6–13 mm long; prickles rudimentary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, subsessile, 1-forked
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 2.8 mm in diam., red-tinged; glands erect, 1.3 mm broad, crimson
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 1 mm long, with scarcely bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a strongly recurved pedicel 5 mm long, deeply 3-lobed, 2.3 x 3.3 mm, buff
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 1.8 x 1.4 mm, minutely tuberculate, pinkish buff.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude c. 1200 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia setispina S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Somalia 51571.000 holotype
Lavranos [24742], Somalia K000252941 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 411 (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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Kew Backbone Distributions
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