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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & Central Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
N3, between “Martisor-Dinsai” and “Scorasàr”, Puccioni & Stefanini 667 (FT syn.) & N2, between “Boràn” and “Carragele”, Puccioni & Stefanini 998 (FT syn.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub to 10–150 cm tall, much branched
Morphology Stem
Stems white, completely covered with c. 0.1 mm long appressed hairs and a few glands near nodes
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades elliptic to oblanceolate, pungent, up to 13–35 x 5–10 mm, including apical tooth c. 1–1.5 mm long, fairly densely pubescent with spreading c. 0.1 mm long hairs all over and with some appressed 0.3–0.5 mm long hairs along veins and margin, some sessile glands also present on lower surface, base attenuate; petiole up to 3–4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary in leaf-axils, opening in the evening; bracts leaf-like; bracteoles with very reduced blade, up to 17–33 x 5–14 mm, including up to 15–21 mm long apical spine and 1–2 pairs of up to 4–8 mm long lateral spines
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx scarious; outer lobes similar, whitish green with contrasting dark veins, lanceolate, pointed, each with about 1 pair of short lateral to sublateral spines, upper lobe up to 17–24 x 8 mm with apical spine up to c. 2–6 mm long, lower lobe up to 15–19 x 8 mm, obtuse to short-mucronate; inner lobes lanceolate, with dark contrasting veins, up to c. 12 x 2.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellowish white, turning blue on drying, 50–100 mm long; tube 50–93 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, with 2-celled anthers; staminode 1
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4-seeded with a short beak, up to 15 mm long, glabrous.
Distribution
N1–3; C1, 2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 190–1160 m.
Note
The corolla-tubes are about 80–95 mm long in most collections, but only about 50 mm long in some. The variation does not seem to be geographically correlated.

Native to:

Somalia

Barleria puccionii Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Somala 1: 260 (1929)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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 M. Hedrén [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/
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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