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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. 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, between Eyl and Qarxis, Fison 18B (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Dwarf shrub, up to 20 cm tall; stems glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± narrowly obovate, up to 2–3.5 x 0.3–0.8 cm, glabrous, margin with 1–3 large spreading teeth on each side and with 1–3 pairs of bristles at the base, at the base of each large tooth a smaller tooth at right angle to it
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes 1.5–2.5 cm long, 4-flowered; peduncle 2–7(–15) mm long; fertile bracts leathery, green to ± whitish, glabrous to sparsely puberulous, narrowly ovate-elliptic, 15–25 x 1.5–6 mm, with a slightly recurved spinose 7–10 mm long tip, and with 2–3 double or single spines up to 5–6 mm long on each side; bracteoles 15–17 x 4–5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx sparsely puberulous and finely ciliate towards the apex, the upper lobe ovate, 13–16 mm long, 3–5-veined from the base, with a mucronate apex, the lower lobe 12–16 mm long, with 1–2 teeth at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla purple, c. 18 mm long; tube c. 5 mm long; limb 3-lobed, c. 6 mm wide.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 350 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Blepharis diplodonta Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1997 Fison, T. [18B], Somalia K000394174 holotype

First published in Blepharis (Acanthac.) Taxon. Revis.: 153 (2000)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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