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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to N. Somalia, SW. Saudi Arabia, N. Yemen.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub; young stems pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves elliptic to narrowly ovate, 3–10 x 1.5–3.5 cm, obtuse to subacute at the apex, pubescent on both surfaces
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes 3–5 cm long; peduncle 2–18 cm long; sterile bracts narrowly elliptic, acute; fertile bracts elliptic, villous, shortly mucronate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, turning pink to purple; tube 20–25 mm long; limb c. 15 mm long.
Distribution
N1; Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Ecology
Altitude range c. 1200 m.
Vernacular
Moiye (Somali).
Note
This is close to C. infundibuliformis and mainly differs in the corolla colour (described as “purple” in the single collection seen from Somalia).

Native to:

Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen

Crossandra johanninae Fiori appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. Ital. 1911: 61 (1911)

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.
  • 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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