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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Somalia, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrublet or subshrub, 0.1–1 m tall, often with leaves crowded in short-shoots, with simple hairs only
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile or subsessile; blade obovate-spathulate, oblanceolate or elliptic, often convolute, up to 3–20 × 1–5 mm, apex obtuse, base cuneate, margin entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence ± lax; bracts early deciduous with the scars forming ± dark bowl-like glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Fruiting calyx
Fruiting calyx 7–9 mm long, closed or almost so by the lateral lobes being bent towards each other, without a ventral constriction in the tube; upper lobe c. 3 mm broad, narrowly cuneate at the base; lateral lobes with the posterior margin extended, broadly rounded or truncate, with at least one subulate tooth; lower lobes subulate, separated from the lateral lobes by a deep sinus
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 8–12 mm long, pale lilac
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Anterior stamens 3–10 mm longer than the lower lip of the corolla; posterior stamens with indistinct or distinct outgrowth near the base; anthers with parallel thecae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets 1.8–2.8 mm long.
Distribution
N2; Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Ecology
Altitude c. 1800 m.

Native to:

Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen

Ocimum serpyllifolium Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 110 (1775)

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
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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