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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Ethiopia to NE. Kenya.
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 General Habit
Subshrub or perennial herb, 0.15–0.6 m tall.Leaves shortly petiolate; blade oblong, oblanceolate or obovate, up to 8–50 × 2–20 mm, 1.5–3 times as long as broad, apex rounded or obtuse, margin crenate or serrate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes (1–)2–3-flowered; pedicels 2–3 mm long, flattened
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Fruiting calyx
Fruiting calyx tubular or slightly narrowed towards the mouth, slightly upcurved, 5.5–7 mm long, closed or almost closed by the lateral and lower lobes pressed against the upper lobe, glabrous in the throat; lateral lobes obliquely truncate to rounded, as long as or slightly shorter than the lower lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4-lobed, 6–10 mm long, much longer than the calyx, pink or white; limb 5–7 mm in diam.; upper lobe emarginate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets oblong to obovoid, 1.5–2.3 × 0.7–1 mm long, rounded or subtruncate at the apex, minutely rugose, brown, producing mucilage when wet.
Distribution
N3; C2; S1; Ethiopia, NE Kenya
Ecology
Altitude range 300–800 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Endostemon kelleri (Briq.) Ryding ex A.J.Paton & Harley appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1992 Friis, I. [3121], Ethiopia K000347245 holotype
Jan 1, 1991 Keller [232], Somalia K000347244

First published in Kew Bull. 49: 712 (1994)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Paton, A.J., Bramley, G., Ryding, O., Polhill, R., Harvey, Y., Iwarsson, M., Willis, F., Phillipson, P., Balkwill, K., Lukhoba, C., Otiend, D & Harley (2009). Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-430.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by O. Ryding [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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