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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, Yemen.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb or bushy shrub, 20–150 cm high; stem densely white-tomentellous and glandular
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnatifid to pinnatipartite, 3–12´1–5 cm, the lobes narrow and denticulate and to 17 mm long, arachnoid-tomentellous and glandular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary on long stalks with reduced leaves; involucre 13–20 mm long; phyllaries lanceolate, 2–18 mm long, thinly arachnoid-pubescent, with dark acute-spiny tips or margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Florets whitish mauve to purple, the outer 18–22 mm long, the inner darker in colour, 10.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes ellipsoid, 4.5–5.5 mm long, sparsely pilose, among ample palea scales to 9 mm; pappus of several series of linear scales 0.4–5.5 mm long.

Native to:

Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen

Volutaria abyssinica (A.Rich.) C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 3, 1980 Aylmer, G.P.V. [s.n.], Somalia K000418580
Apr 3, 1980 Phillips, E.L. [s.n.], Somalia K000418581
Burger, W. [3003], Ethiopia K000418582 holotype

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 37(3, Suppl.): 1176 (1967)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by H. Beentje [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
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