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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to Somalia.
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

Type
N1, “Barataga”, Gillett 4522 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub up to 0.3–1 m tall, fairly much branched; young stems fairly densely pubescent with 0.2–0.5 mm long patent hairs along furrows running above nodes, glabrous along ridges in between
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades narrowly obovate, up to 21–23 x 12 mm, with dark glands on lower surface towards base, almost glabrous but with some up to 0.3–0.5 mm long antrorse to appressed hairs on veins and margins, apex mucronate with spine up to c. 1–2 mm long, base attenuate; petiole indistinct, up to c. 3 mm long
Morphology General Spines
Axillary spines 4 in each leaf-axil, up to 13–17 mm long, on up to c. 5–13 mm long common stalk
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of single flowers or clusters of apical spike-like units each composed of strongly contracted upper nodes with axillary single flowers; bracts leaf-like, gradually smaller and more whitish towards top of inflorescence, with dark glands on lower surface towards base, mucronate with apical spine up to c. 5 mm long; bracteoles whitish green, narrowly lanceolate-mucronate with reduced blade, transformed into spines, up to 14–15 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx whitish, subglabrous; outer lobes equal, ovate-mucronate, up to 10 x 2 mm, including spine of about half the length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow, 27–34 mm long, 1 lobe united for c. 12–14 mm and 4 lobes for 17–22 mm into a cylindrical tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, 2 longer up to 25 mm long, 2 shorter c. 5–6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 2-seeded, up to 16 mm long, tapering into a long beak, glabrous.
Distribution
N1, 2; C2; E Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 300–1500 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Barleria punctata Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gillett, J.B. [4522], Somalia K000394468 holotype
Gillett, J.B. [4522], Somalia K000394469 holotype

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1941: 170 (1941)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. 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.

Literature

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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