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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial shrub or subshrub, 0.2–0.3 m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile or petiolate; blade broadly ovate or elliptic, up to 5–12 × 3–7 mm, apex rounded, margin crenate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 1–2-flowered; pedicels 2–4 mm long, slightly flattened
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Fruiting calyx
Fruiting calyx 4.5–5.5 mm long, open, villous in the throat; lateral lobes lanceolate, slightly acuminate, shorter than the lower lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4-lobed, 5–7 mm long, purple or reddish; upper lobe broader than the other lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets ovoid, c. 1.5 mm long, brown, producing a small amount of mucilage when wet.
Distribution
C1, 2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 100–400 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Endostemon obbiadensis (Chiov.) M.R.Ashby appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Bot. 74: 126 (1936)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by O. Ryding [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/
© 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