Maerua erlangeriana Gilg & Gilg-Ben.

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 255 (1915)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. Somalia. It is a shrub and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Descriptions

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
S1, “Doke” at “Ganale” R., Ellenbeck 2262 (B holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub, 0.5–1.5 m tall, stems and leaves densely pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple; blade ovate to oblong, 25–45 x 10–21 mm, rounded to emarginate and mucronate at the apex, midrib and lateral nerves prominent beneath; petiole 5–7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers single in upper leaf axils or in short racemes; pedicel 10–20 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle cylindrical, widening upwards, c. 10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals c. 15 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens numerous; androgynophore exceeding receptacle by c. 2 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary linear, c. 5 mm long; gynophore c. 15–25 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Young fruit cylindrical.
Distribution
S1, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 50–150 m.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0