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This genus is accepted, and its native range is SW. & S. Central U.S.A. to NE. Mexico, 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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs or low shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, usually thick, those of a pair often unequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or in usually few-flowered clusters in the leaf axils, each subtended by 1–4 bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-limb trumpet- or funnel-shaped, usually with a long tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2(–3) or 5–6; filaments filiform, adnate to the perianth-limb at the base; anthers exserted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary oblong; style filiform, exserted; stigma peltate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Anthocarp with usually 5 hyaline wings or ribs.
Distribution
Small, remarkably disjunct genus. Acleisanthes currently is a genus of 17 species, all in south-western USA and Mexico, except for A. somalensis in Somalia.

Native to:

Arizona, California, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Somalia, Texas, Utah

Acleisanthes A.Gray appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Amer. J. Sci. Arts, ser. 2, 15: 259 (1853)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0