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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. 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
N2, “Serrut” Mts near “Meid”, Hildebrandt 1401 (BM holo., K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub or shrubby herb, up to 0.5 m tall; stems 4-angular, pubescent when young
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades narrowly elliptic to ovate, up to 3–4.5 x 1.3–2 cm, acute to rounded at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, sparsely to densely pubescent on both sides; petiole 1–7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes 2–5.5 cm long; peduncle up to 3 mm long; bracts elliptic to obovate, tinged purplish, the lower 8–15 x 6–12 mm, acuminate to truncate and apiculate at the apex, glandular puberulous and ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3.5–4.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white to mauve or purplish; tube 9–12 mm long; lobes 7–9 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 13–17 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds tuberculate.
Distribution
N2, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 1500–1800 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Ecbolium barlerioides (S.Moore) Lindau appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1988 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1401], Somalia K000378904 isotype

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 42 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • 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. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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