Skip to main content
This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to Kenya.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, up to 1.5 m tall; young stems pubescent or glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades ± narrowly obovate, up to 4.5–16 x 2.2–6.5 cm, subacute to rounded at the apex, auriculate and ± clasping stem at the base, glabrous or pubescent, sessile or subsessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes 5–33 cm long; peduncle 2–7(–22) mm long; bracts ovate to obovate or suborbicular, the lower 10–25 x 8–20 mm, broadly rounded and mucronate, subglabrous to glandular puberulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3.5–6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla greenish, glabrous or almost so; tube 25–35 mm long; lobes 15–23 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 17–23 mm long, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds tuberculate.
Distribution
S3; Kenya, Tanzania
Ecology
Altitude c. 100 m.
Note
The only collection seen is from the Somalia/Kenya border. It has pubescent stems and leaves and is var. subcordatum, otherwise only known from Kenya. Var. glabratum Vollesen, with glabrous or almost glabrous stems and leaves, occurs in Kenya and Tanzania.

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

Ecbolium subcordatum C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 5: 237 (1900)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. & Kelbessa, E. (2010). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Acanthaceae (Part 2): 287-756.
  • 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

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Kew Backbone Distributions
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0