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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
N3, near “Eil” airstrip, Lavranos & Horwood 10155 (PRE holo., K iso.).
Morphology General Habit
Plants forming small groups of up to about ten stems, articulately joined and rooting adventitiously
Morphology Stem
Stems club-shaped, ovoid or subglobose, ± dorsiventrally flattened, 15–40 mm long, 8–15 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences from the apex of the stems, many-flowered, on reduced side-branches; flowers opening simultaneously, on erect c. 3 mm long pedicels
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or very pale green, urn-shaped, c. 2.5 mm long and wide, with a globose tube and small, triangular ascending to spreading lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Outer corona cup-shaped with 2-fid lobes, inner lobes very short.
Distribution
N3; C1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 50–250 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Pseudolithos caput-viperae Lavranos appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lavranos [10155], Somalia 37712.001

First published in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 46: 126 (1974)

Accepted by

  • Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Illustrated handbook of succulent plants Asclepiadaceae, corr. 2nd printing: 1-318. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,New York.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by J. Lavranos [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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