Flueggea leucopyrus Willd.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Somalia, Socotra, Saudi Arabia (Sajid Island), Pakistan to China (Sichuan, Yunnan), Sri Lanka.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Closely related to F. virosa, but a more densely branched shrub
Morphology General Bark
Bark often whitish
Morphology Branches
Side branches short, often spine-tipped
Morphology Leaves
Leaves smaller, 1–1.5(–2.5) cm long, obovate, tips truncate to emarginate.
Distribution
N1–3; C2; S2; E Ethiopia, Socotra, tropical Arabia, S India and Sri Lanka
Ecology
Altitude range 85–1620 m.
Note
The separation between F. leucopyrus and F. virosa is not clear-cut, but reports indicate that they are ecologically distinct in areas of apparent overlap. It is possible that some reports of F. leucopyrus refer to heavily browsed plants of F. virosa growing in exposed situations and this has been used to dismiss all records of F. leucopyrus from Africa. However, recent collections from Ethiopia, Socotra and Somalia strongly suggest that a second species of Flueggea, corresponding rather closely with F. leucopyrus, does occur in NE Africa.

Native to:

Bangladesh, China South-Central, Ethiopia, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka

Flueggea leucopyrus Willd. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1925 s.coll. [s.n.], India K000246631 Yes
Jan 1, 1925 s.coll. [s.n], India K000246645 Yes
Jan 1, 1925 s.coll. [97], India K000246630 Yes
Jan 1, 1925 Roxburgh, W. [s.n.], India K000246632 Yes
Jan 1, 1925 s.coll. [s.n.], India K001081420 Yes
Mueller, F.J.H. [s.n.], Australia K001081399 Yes

First published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 4: 757 (1806)

Accepted by

  • Balakrishnan, N.P. & Chakrabarty, T. (2007). The family Euphorbiaceae in India. A synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography: 1-500. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  • Chayamarit, K. & Van Welzen, P.C. (2005). Euphorbiaceae (Genera A-F). Flora of Thailand 8(1): 1-303. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Wu, Z.Y., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D.Y. (eds.) (2008). Flora of China 11: 1-622. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Chakrabarty, T. & Balakrishnan, N.P. (2018). Indo-Burmese Phyllanthaceae: A Taxonomic Revision: 1-437. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Flora of Somalia

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

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