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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to N. Kenya.

[FSOM]

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

Type
S3, between “Mansur” and “Availe”, Paoli 582 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub or subshrub, up to 1.5 m tall, erect or scandent; young branches appressed pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves seemingly in whorls of 4, subglabrous to finely pubescent; blade lanceolate-oblong, 3.5–7 x 0.6–2 cm, subacute to obtuse at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes 2–5 cm long; peduncle (0.5–)2–10.5 cm long; sterile bracts elliptic-cuspidate, puberulous, the fertile ones narrowly ovate, 9–13 x 3–3.5 mm, ending in 1.5–2.5 mm long spine, villous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow or orange yellow; tube 13–20 mm long; limb 14–20 mm long.
Distribution
S1, 3; S Ethiopia, Kenya
Ecology
Altitude range 145–350 m.

[FTEA]

Acanthaceae (part 2), Kaj Vollesen. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Type
Type: Somalia, between Mansur and Availe, Paoli 582 (FT!, holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect shrubby herb or shrub to 1 m tall; young stems finely greyish sericeous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in whorls of 4, sessile; lamina ovate to elliptic or narrowly so, largest 3–6 × 0.8–2.2 cm, apex subacute to rounded, subglabrous to finely sericeous beneath, densest on veins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes 2–5 cm long; peduncle 2–10.5 cm long, finely greyish sericeous; fertile bracts narrowly ovate, 10–13 × 2–4 mm, with a long cuspidate straight or slightly recurved pungent tip, sericeous-puberulous and densely pilose from long many-celled hairs, with strong central and two lateral longitudinal veins; bracteoles 13–15 mm long, with a long cuspidate straight or slightly recurved tip, finely puberulous and pilose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals cuspidate, pilose-ciliate towards tip, dorsal broadly ovate, 8–10 mm long, ventral ovate, 8–10 mm long., lateral 6–8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow; tube 1.5–2 cm long; limb 1.3–1.7 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ± 9 mm long (immature)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed not seen
Ecology
Dry open Acacia-Commiphora bushland on sandy soil; ± 600 m
Distribution
Flora districts: K1 Range: Ethiopia, Somalia

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Crossandra baccarinii Fiori appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. Ital. 1915: 53 (1915)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. 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.
  • Vollesen, K. (2008). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae(1): 1-285.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Vollesen in Kew Bull. 45: 503–534 (1990).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bull. Soc. Bot. Ital. 1915: 53 (1915)
  • E.P.A.: 954 (1964)
  • F.E.E. 5: 367 (2006)
  • Fl. Somalia 3: 386 (2006).
  • K.B. 45: 516 (1990)
  • Kuchar, Pl. Somalia (CRDP Techn. Rep. Ser., no. 16): 245 (1986)
  • Lebrun & Stork, Enum. Pl. Afr. Trop. 4: 476 (1997)
  • Miss. Stefanini-Paoli 1. (Bot.): 138 (1916)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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