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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Ethiopia to Kenya.

[FTEA]

Tiliaceae, C. Whitehouse, M. Cheek, S. Andrews & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Subshrub 0.3–1(–3) m tall; stems red-brown, 1–4 mm thick at base, glabrous, rarely subscabrid.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate to circular, 16–34(–52) mm long, 12–27(–53) mm wide, apex acute, base cordate to obtuse, margin singly to doubly serrate to crenate, stellate-subscabrid or smooth on both sides, beneath with a pair of rounded-cylindrical pale brown glands 0.5 mm diameter flanking the petiole-apex; petiole stellate-subscabrid, 5–25 mm long, sometimes with a groove above, the top 1/10 distinctly swollen and thickly hairy; stipules bristle-like, 2.5–6 mm long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal, spike-like, 3.5–28(–35) cm long, unforked (rarely with up to 10 forks, each up to 15 cm long), internodes 3–25 mm, with highly reduced leaves 2–3 mm long, glands as in normal leaves; partial-peduncles 2–4 at each node, 1–2(–3) mm long, subopposite the reduced leaf, 2–3-flowered, cymose; bracts and bracteoles ovate-triangular; pedicels 1–1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals oblong-lanceolate, 3.5–5(–8) mm long, 0.5 mm wide, glabrous or subglabrous, apical spine 0.25–0.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals spathulate, 3.5–4(–8) mm long, 1.25–2 mm wide, the proximal 1 mm long-hairy; stamens 19–23; ovary echinate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit spherical to ellipsoid, to 10 mm long, 8 mm wide, with three deep longitudinal sutures, the surface thinly yellowish tomentose, spines 40–60, each up to 4 mm long, glabrous or sub-glabrous, less than 0.5 mm diameter at the base, apex with inclined bristle.
Figures
Fig. 12/10–13 (p. 77).
Habitat
Acacia - Commiphora bushland on sandy or stony ground; 1–800 m
Distribution
K1 K3 K7

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Triumfetta glabrior (Sprague & Hutch.) Cheek appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Tiliac. & Muntingiac.: 82 (2001)

Accepted by

  • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0