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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

Morphology Leaves
Leaves not seen
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes terminal on much abbreviated shoots, reduced to solitary cyathia, or occasionally with 1 also produced laterally; bracts scale-like, 5–8 surrounding each cyathium, 1–2.5 mm long, glabrous or minutely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 4–5 mm in diam., glabrous or minutely pubescent; glands 5, erect, 1.5 mm broad, funnel-shaped with margins irregularly and deeply pectinate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 3 mm long, joined to halfway, with strongly recurved, thickened, channelled, shortly bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule completely sessile, obtusely 3-lobed, 5 x 6 mm, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subglobose, 1.8 x 1.6 mm, smooth.
Distribution
N2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 900 m.
Type
N2, 1 km E of “Las Anod”, Bally & Melville 15393 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Robust densely branched woody shrub, 1–1.5 m high, with pale brownish grey bark
Morphology Branches
Branchlets spreading at right angles to the branches, 3–8 cm long, spine-tipped

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia gypsophila S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Carter, S. [822], Somalia 42949.000
Bally, P. R.O. [15393], Somalia K000252913 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 687 (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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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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