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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. 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
N3, WSW of Tisjiic, 10º49´N, 49º17´E, Thulin, Abdi Dahir & Ahmed Osman 10111(UPS holo., K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Dwarf shrub, up to c. 30 cm tall, dichotomously branched with spine-tipped ultimate branchlets
Morphology Stem
Young stems puberulous with deflexed hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves narrowly oblong-elliptic, up to 7–12 x 2–3.5 mm, puberulous on both sides, with entire revolute margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes solitary, persistent; bracts in 4 pairs, broadly ovate, puberulous, acute with straight tip, with entire margin, the inner pair of bracts 5–6 mm long, the other pairs shorter; bracteoles absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx puberulous, the upper lobe 8–9 mm long, with acute tip, the lower lobe 7–8 mm long, rounded at the apex or with 2 indistinct rounded teeth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla creamy white, 10–11 mm long; tube c. 4 mm long; limb 4–5 mm wide.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 300–550 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Blepharis spinescens Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thulin, M. [10111], Somalia K000394274 isotype

First published in Kew Bull. 57: 451 (2002)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
  • 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 Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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