Andrachne telephioides L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1014 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Cape Verde, Canary Islands (Fuerteventura), NE. Tropical Africa, Medit. to Central Asia and NW. India. It is a perennial or subshrub and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb/dwarf shrub, stems prostrate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves obovate to ± orbicular, (2–)2.5–6.5(–12) x (1.5–)2.2–6(–8) mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Female sepals 1.1–1.3 x 1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Male petals over 1/2 as wide as sepals
Distribution
N3 Abd al Kuri, Mediterranean area south to Cape Verde Is. and SW Asia, absent from Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia, E to Pamir Mts and NW India.
Ecology
Altitude range 10–250 m.
Note
Very similar to previous species
[FSOM]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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
  • Kew Science Photographs

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