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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to Arabian Peninsula.
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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or shrubby herb, up to 1.5(–2) m tall; stems 4-angular, pubescent when young
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades elliptic to ovate, up to (2.5–)3–11(–15) x (1.2–)1.5–4.5(–7) cm, acuminate to rounded at the apex, attenuate to cuneate at the base, pubescent; petiole 3–17(–27) mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes 1–8(–16) cm long; peduncle 2–12 mm long; bracts triangular, 2–3 x 1–2 mm, acute at the apex, glandular puberulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla dull blue or pale purple with darker veins; tube 20–25 mm long; lobes 8–11 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 17–23 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds tuberculate.
Distribution
N1; Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
Ecology
Altitude range 900–1700 m.

Native to:

Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

Ecbolium gymnostachyum (Nees) Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1988 Zuccarini [13], Yemen K000884420 lectotype
Jan 1, 1988 Lort Phillips, E. [s.n.], Somalia K000378903 isotype

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1941: 175 (1941)

Accepted by

  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • 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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