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

[FSOM]

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

Type
S1, between ”Baghei Godudu” and ”Audinle”, Paoli 938 (K).
Morphology General Habit
Subshrub, 0.4–1.5 m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blade elliptic or ovate, up to 10–30 × 6–20 mm, bullate above, apex rounded or subacute, base cuneate or attenuate, margin crenate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Fruiting calyx
Fruiting calyx 7–8 mm long, ± purplish as immature; upper lobe rounded or subacute at the apex; lower lobes c. 1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 9–12 mm long, purple, violet or blue; tube 5–7 mm long; lower lip 3–4.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens longer than the lower lip of the corolla
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets c. 1.1 × 0.9 mm, producing a small amount of mucilage when wet.
Distribution
C2; S1, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 225–450 m.
Note
This is apparently closely related to O. hanningtonii (Baker) A.J. Paton in East Africa, but differs by having larger flowers.

Native to:

Somalia

Orthosiphon bullosus Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Bot. (Rome) 13: 406 (1915)

Not 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. [Cited as Unplaced Name.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

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