Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Ceratonia L.

Ceratonia oreothauma Hillc., G.P.Lewis & Verdc.

This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Somalia, S. Arabian Peninsula.

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Insufficiently known
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Tree

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen tree, 4–8 m high; young branches ± densely appressed pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with rhachis (2–)5–17 cm long; leaflets (2–)5–12 pairs, coriaceous, alternate or subopposite, oblong to ± ovate or obovate, 0.6–4.5 x 0.2–1.7 cm, puberulous on both surfaces or glabrous above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences sessile, 2.5–6 cm long, 40–50-flowered, catkin-like when young
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers unisexual; male flowers with filaments 3–6(–7.5) mm long, anthers 1–1.5 mm long; female flowers with a subcylindrical pistil with a U-shaped stigma, and minute staminodes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods reddish-brown, 1.5–10 x 1–1.3 cm, 1–13-seeded, constricted between the seeds when dry
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong to ovate, 5–6.5 x 3.5–4.5 mm.

[ILDIS]
Use
Forage

Native to:

Oman, Somalia, Yemen

Ceratonia oreothauma Hillc., G.P.Lewis & Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Radcliffe-Smith, A. [4199], Oman K000789063 holotype Yes

First published in Kew Bull. 35: 261 (1980)

Accepted by

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of the Sultanate of Oman. volume 2. Crassulaceae - Apiaceae Scripta Botanica Belgica 36: 1-220.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Hillcoat, D., et al. (1980). Kew Bull. 35:261-71. New sp. Ceratonia fr. Arabia & Somali Rep.

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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