Farsetia stylosa R.Br.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Mauritania to Eritrea and N. Kenya, S. Iran to NW. India.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual to perennial herb or delicate shrublet, ascending, richly branched, basally woody but thin, 20–60 cm tall
Morphology General Bark
Bark grey
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 10–85 x 1.5–7 mm, linear to lanceolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes elongate and very lax with 10–15 flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 2.5–7 mm, ascending
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 3.5–5.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 3.8–6.7 x 1.1–2.2 mm, brown orange, spathulate-rectangular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Siliquae 7–31 x 2.5–3.8 mm, oblong to broadly linear; septum with thin, loose fibers; style 1.2–3.5 x c. 0.2 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0.8–1.8 mm; wing 1.0–1.7 mm broad.
Distribution
N1–3; N Africa, Arabia, Pakistan, NW India
Ecology
Altitude up to 1650 m.
Vernacular
Herin (Somali)

[FTEA]

Cruciferae, Bengt Jonsell (University of Stockholm). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

Morphology General Habit
Annual to perennial herb or delicate subshrub, 20–60 cm. high, usually divided from the base into many shoots with numerous spreading branches (rarely almost unbranched), greyish green, densely hairy; basally often woody but thin with light grey-brown bark.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rather scattered, narrowly lanceolate to linear, 10–85 mm. long, 1.5–4.5 mm. broad, 5–15 times as long as broad, subobtuse, attenuate at base, sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes rather elongate, with numerous flowers on 2–4 mm. long pedicels, in fruit much elongated (up to 40 cm.) and very lax with up to 7 mm. long erect pedicels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 3.7–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow to brown-orange, indistinctly clawed, 5–6.3 mm. long, 1–1.3 mm. broad, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Long filaments subulate; shorter filaments linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Each lateral stamen surrounded by a horseshoe-shaped nectary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 4–5 mm. long, hairy all round; style thin, ± 2 mm. long; stigma capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Siliqua oblong to broadly linear, 7–31 mm. long, 2.5–5.8 mm. broad, plane and (in long and narrow siliquae) often torulose; valves hairy; septum with predominant transverse to obliquely transverse fibres and large hyaline areas; style (including stigma) 1.7–3.5 mm. long, very fine, narrowly subulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds (excluding wing) 1.2–1.5 mm. across, wing ± 1 mm. broad.
Habitat
Sand or rocks with thin soil in semi-desert or open deciduous bushland; 400–500 m.
Distribution
K1 Algeria and N. Nigeria to Egypt

Native to:

Algeria, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Yemen

Farsetia stylosa R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1983 K000230477 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 1983 Schimper, W. [862], Arabian Peninsula K000484509 Yes
K000230478 No
Hooker, J.D. [39], Yemen Farsetia ramosissima K000230488 Yes
India Farsetia hamiltonii K000247277 Unknown type material Yes
Royle, India Farsetia hamiltonii K000247196 Unknown type material Yes
s.coll. [4801], India Farsetia hamiltonii K000247195 isotype Yes

First published in Narr. Travels Africa: 12, 216 (1826)

Accepted by

  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by B. Jonsell [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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