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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to Somalia and SW. Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or shrublets, up to 3 m tall; young branches tomentose to pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate to obovate, 1–6 x 0.7–5 cm, cuneate to truncate at the base, obtuse to emarginate or sometimes acute at the apex, pubescent to tomentose at least when young; petiole 2–13 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in axillary pedunculate to sessile clusters; bracts narrowly obovate to narrowly oblong, 2.5–6 x 1–2 mm, acute to obtuse, pubescent to tomentose; bracteoles up to 3 x 2 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4–6 mm long, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 2.5–5 cm long, red to orange yellow, glandular pubescent to sericeous outside; tube 5–12 mm long; upper lip 20–40 x 8–17 mm, 2-fid at apex; lower lip 20–40 x 3.5–5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 3–4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary ± hirsute; style pubescent in lower half or glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 22–40 x 6–10 mm, glabrous to pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 4–6 x 4–6 mm.
Distribution
N2, 3; C1, 2; S1; E Ethiopia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia
Ecology
Altitude range 150–1650 m.
Vernacular
Wadanei (Somali)
Note
The type locality of A. velutinus was misplaced in the map provided by Baden (1981). The type collection seems to be lost and the only other collection seen from near the type locality is Thulin & al. 8948. A. velutinus seems best included in A. trisulcus.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Yemen

Anisotes trisulcus (Forssk.) Nees appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Cope, T. [192], Yemen K001295757
Sep 6, 1979 Gilbert, M.G. [2122], Ethiopia Anisotes trisulcus subsp. webi-schebeliensis K000378797 isotype

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 11: 424 (1847)

Accepted by

  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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