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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
“Al Madu” Range, “Baditir”, Bally 10924 (K holo.).
Morphology Stem
Stems to 120 mm tall and 50–60 mm wide, obscurely 4-angled, almost circular in section, with rounded tips
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences at regular intervals along the angles of the stems, 8–10-flowered, on reduced side-branches frequently developing into globose side-shoots; flowers opening simultaneously, on thick pedicels 4–10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube cup-shaped to almost globose, 3–4 mm long, pale green; lobes dark brown, spreading, triangular, c. 3 mm long, with hair-like papillae inside, with a tuft of versatile hairs at the tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona dark brown, cup-shaped; outer lobes minutely 2–3-toothed; inner lobes spoon-shaped, incumbent on the anthers.
Distribution
N2, 3; C1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 100–1200 m.
Note
The holotype of Whitesloanea migiurtina, Puccioni & Stefanini s.n. (FT) from “Gid Gudud” near the mouth of the Nogal valley in N3, is lost and Bruyns (1990) selected the holotype of Lithocaulon sphaericum as neotype.

Native to:

Somalia

Pseudolithos migiurtinus (Chiov.) P.R.O.Bally appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lavranos [10158], Somalia 37712.004
Bally [14054], Somalia 44147.000
Lavranos, J.J., Somalia 44156.000
Somalia 51576.000
Somalia 51987.000
Bally, P.R.O. [10924], Somalia Pseudolithos sphaericus 7041.000 holotype

First published in Natl. Cact. Succ. J. 30: 31 (1975)

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/
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0