Volutaria abyssinica (A.Rich.) C.Jeffrey

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 37(3, Suppl.): 1176 (1967)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is NE. Tropical Africa, Yemen. It grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

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.
[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 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 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 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0