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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, Garmaal, 8º35´N, 50º19´E, Thulin & al. 10635 (UPS holo., K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Dwarf shrub, c. 20 cm tall; young branches puberulous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves elliptic-obovate, up to c. 18 x 7 mm, mucronate at the apex, puberulous on both sides with non-bulbous hairs, with entire margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes solitary, without scale-like leaves at base; bracts in 4 pairs, ovate-elliptic, puberulous all over, the inner pair ending in c. 0.5 mm long mucro, with entire margin, the inner pair of bracts c. 7 mm long, the other pairs shorter; bracteoles absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx puberulous, the upper lobe c. 11 mm long, with acute tip, the lower lobe c. 9 mm long, with 2 short acute teeth at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla cream with blue veins, c. 16 mm long; tube c. 6 mm long; limb c. 6 mm wide.
Distribution
N3 only known from the type collection.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 40 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Blepharis thulinii Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thulin, M. [10635], Somalia K000394276 isotype

First published in Kew Bull. 57: 452 (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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