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

[FSOM]

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

Type
S2, “Amar Gegeb”, Paoli 128 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb up to c. 10–30 cm tall; stems ascending, yellowish green
Morphology Leaves
Leaves thick, somewhat succulent, linear to narrowly ovate or obovate, up to 20–35 x 5–8 mm, glabrous or almost so, apex obtuse to emarginate, base tapering into a short indistinct petiole
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in 2–5 cm long unidirectional spikes (zig-zag monochasia) clustered in upper parts of stems; inflorescence-leaves gradually smaller and narrower towards the apex of the shoots; bracts triangular-lanceolate, fused for c. half their length, finely pubescent with c. 0.1–0.2 mm long spreading hairs and often interspersed glandular hairs, up to c. 6–8 mm long; bracteoles lanceolate-subulate with hyaline margin, c. 6.5 x 1.3 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx enclosed by bracteoles; lobes thin, hyaline with green veins, lanceolate-subulate, c. 4–5 x 0.5 mm in flower
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white with pinkish markings, c. 11–14 mm long; tube narrowly cylindrical, twisted, somewhat widened in upper part, c. 8–9 mm long; narrow lip c. 5.5 mm long; broader lip c. 6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule finely pubescent with c. 0.1 mm long patent hairs in the upper part, c. 8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds dark, smooth or somewhat tuberculate.
Distribution
S2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 15–30 m.
Note
H. carnosula is a fairly distinctive segregate of the widespread and variable H. forskaolii, but may ultimately have to be included in this species. It apparently replaces H. forskaolii in S2.

Native to:

Somalia

Hypoestes carnosula Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Res. Sci. Somalia Ital. 1: 142 (1916)

Accepted by

  • 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. Hedrén [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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