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This species is accepted, and its native range is Djibouti to NE. Kenya.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, ± woody basally, richly branched, 25–150 cm. high, rather pure green, moderately covered by branched (mostly stellate) hairs as well as tuberculate glands.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rather scattered, pinnatifid to laciniate, with indistinct petioles, 20–80 mm. long, 8–15 mm. broad, acuminate, hairy on both surfaces, glandular above; margins thickened, often involute; laciniae narrowly triangular, acuminate, entire or distantly dentate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes loose, with 10–25 flowers on 10–20 mm. long ascending pedicels, in fruit up to 60 cm. long with 15–22 mm. long slender spreading pedicels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals linear, 9–12 mm. long, ± 1 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals reddish, lilac or purplish, 20–23 mm. long, 2.5–4.5 mm. broad, apically rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Median filaments ± 5.5 mm. long, somewhat dilated, lateral ones ± 2.5 mm. long, linear.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary as a closed ring around each lateral stamen-base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ± 7 mm. long; style distinct; stigma conical.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Siliqua linear or curved, 25–80 mm. long, ± 2 mm. broad, somewhat torulose, without apical horns; valves hairy and glandular; style narrow, 4.5–6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds reddish brown to black-brown, winged, minutely foveolate, suborbicular to oblong, 1.7–2.2 mm. long (excluding wing); wing 0.2–0.6 mm. broad.
Figures
Fig. 21, p. 61.
Habitat
Grassland in Acacia bushland; 400–600 m.
Distribution
K1

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial (?short-lived) herb, woody at base, richly branched, 25–150 cm tall, covered by branched hairs and tuberculate glands
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 20–80 x 8–15 mm, pinnatifid to laciniate; lobes narrowly triangular, entire to dentate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes elongate, lax
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 12–22 mm long, patent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 9–12 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 20–23 x 2.5–4.5 mm, lilac to purplish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Siliquae 25–80 x c. 2 mm, straight or curved, slightly torulose; style 4.5–6 mm long; valves thin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds winged, 1.7–2.2 mm long (excluding 0.2–0.6 mm broad wing), suborbicular to oblong, minutely foveolate.
Distribution
S1; SE Ethiopia, NE Kenya
Ecology
Altitude range 200–280 m.

Native to:

Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Matthiola erlangeriana Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 32: 100 (1902)

Accepted by

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • 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.
  • Jonsell, B. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cruciferae: 1-73.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(1): 265 (1915).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 158 (1954).
  • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 32: 100 (1902).

Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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