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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Central 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
C1, 18 km from Xingod, 10 km E of Dhajimale Mosque, Wieland 4655 (K holo., MO, WAG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Dwarf shrub, up to 0.5 m tall; young stems glabrous to puberulous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves leathery, ovate to elliptic, up to 25 x 6 mm, mucronate at the apex, with short bulbous-based hairs on both sides, with entire margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes solitary, with 2–3(–4) pairs of scale-like leaves at base, falling off at maturity; fertile bracts in 4 pairs, broadly ovate-elliptic, puberulous and ciliate near tip, the inner pair ending in c. 0.5 mm long mucro, with entire margin, the inner pair of bracts 8–9 mm long, the other pairs shorter; bracteoles absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx puberulous, the upper lobe c. 11 mm long, with acute tip, the lower lobe c. 10 mm long, with 2 short teeth at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla cream, c. 16 mm long; tube c. 5 mm long; limb 4–5 mm wide.
Distribution
C1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 150 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Blepharis somaliensis Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1997 Wieland, R.G. [4655], Somalia K000394277 holotype

First published in Blepharis (Acanthac.) Taxon. Revis.: 188 (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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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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