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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to Malawi.
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

Morphology General Habit
Erect or somewhat twining herb, 12–60 cm tall, from a subglobose tuber; stem not or sparsely branched, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± in a rosette at the base of the plant, linear-oblanceolate to broadly obovate, 30–170 x 7–65 mm, denticulate, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme pedunculate, fairly lax; pedicels 0.5–8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes 1.5–8 mm long, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 5.5–15 mm long, pink, mauve or white, split to the base into 2 lips, the upper 3-lobed, the lower consisting of 2 free petals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments broadened at the base, free; anthers 1–1.6 mm long, glabrous or pubescent on the back, penicillate at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose, inferior part membranous with 10 distinct nerves connected by weak transverse nerves; valves 2.5–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds suborbicular, flat, 1.6–2 mm long, broadly winged.
Distribution
C2; S1, 3; Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania
Ecology
Altitude range c. 100–300 m.
Vernacular
Gara gumbi (Somali).

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

Cyphia glandulifera Hochst. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kenya 11608.000
Verdcourt, B. [463], Kenya 17390.000
Ash [779], Ethiopia 54861.000
Schimper [1639], Ethiopia K000228834
Schimper [1639], Ethiopia K000228836 Unknown type material
Schimper [1639], Ethiopia K000228835 Unknown type material

First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 8 (1850)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • 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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