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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to Arabian Pen, S. Tropical & S. Africa.
Duvalia polita N.E.Br.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent plants; stems articulately branching, 4–6-angled, glabrous, club-shaped to cylindrical, with usually prominent teeth; latex clear
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually poorly defined and forming pointed tip of the teeth, without stipules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in 1- to several-flowered cymes from near the base of the stems, usually on short peduncles, opening successively; pedicels variable in length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla rotate, the central part raised to form an annulus or swelling which supports the corona; lobes flat or folded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona gynostegial, stipitate; outer corona a pentagonal or circular disk appressed on the annulus; inner corona-lobes disposed in the form of a crown, 2-lobed with inner part incumbent upon the staminal column and outer part spreading or erect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles fusiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with a tuft of hairs at one end.
Distribution
Genus of about 18 species with a disjunct distribution, the majority in southern Africa and some in north-eastern tropical Africa and Arabia

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Duvalia Haw. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Syn. Pl. Succ.: 44 (1812)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 7(3): 1-375. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by J. Lavranos [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Meve in Plant Syst. Evol., Suppl. 10: 1–132 (1997).

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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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