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This species is accepted, and its native range is 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
C2, 12 km NE of Ceel Baraf, then 2.5 km N on cutline, Kuchar 17631 (K holo., CAS iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Scandent shrub, up to 2 m tall; young stems glabrous to puberulous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear-lanceolate, 15–60 x 1–4 mm, mucronate at the apex, glabrous or pubescent beneath, with short bulbous-based hairs above, with entire revolute margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes solitary, falling off at maturity; bracts in 4 pairs, ovate to oblong-elliptic, glabrous or puberulous near tip, ending in c. 1 mm long mucro, with entire margin, the inner pair of bracts 15–17 mm long, the other pairs shorter; bracteoles absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx glabrous or puberulous towards apex, the upper lobe 23–28 mm long, with acute tip, the lower lobe 23–27 mm long, with 2 short teeth at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla blue to purple or white suffused with pale purple, 30–35 mm long; tube 6–8 mm long; limb 16–19 mm wide.
Distribution
C2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 175–325 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Blepharis scandens Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1997 Kuchar, P. [17631], Somalia K000394275 holotype

First published in Blepharis (Acanthac.) Taxon. Revis.: 189 (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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