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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, 8º55´N, 50º02´E, Gillett & Watson 23394 (K holo., EA K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Dwarf shrub, much branched and forming dense rounded cushions up to 0.8 m tall; young stems sparsely pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves crowded at end of short shoots, with ± cylindrical basal part with a single tooth per side and widening slightly into a 3-fid apical part, up to 0.8 x 0.1 cm, on both sides with minute bulbous-based hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes enclosed by bracts, 4-flowered with only the 2 basal flowers developing; bracts in 4 pairs, whitish with green gland-dots, ovate, minutely ciliate near margin, outermost pair 4–6 mm long, innermost pair 10–12 mm long including sharp 1–2 mm long mucro; bracteoles elliptic-obovate, c. 10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx finely sericeous, the upper lobe c. 10 mm long, 3-veined, acute at the apex, the lower lobe similar
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla cream, c. 15 mm long; tube c. 4 mm long; limb c. 5 mm wide.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 300–470 m.
Note
Although only two collections of B. trifida have been made, it is a dominant dwarf shrub over vast areas in north-eastern Somalia.

Native to:

Somalia

Blepharis trifida Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1997 Gillett, J.B. [23394], Somalia K000394172 holotype
Jan 1, 1997 Gillett, J.B. [23394], Somalia K000394173 isotype

First published in Blepharis (Acanthac.) Taxon. Revis.: 155 (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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