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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to 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, near “Meid”, Hildebrandt 1378 (B holo. destr., FT K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub or subshrub up to 1.5 m tall, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, oblanceolate to obovate, up to 14 x 8 mm; petiole up to c. 1 mm long; stipules minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary; pedicels 3–12 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate, 4–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals pink with obovate blade, 10–14 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments without scales
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous; style c. 4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule up to 10 x 10 mm, 5-angled.
Distribution
N1–3; E Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 180–950 m.
Vernacular
Aftoxole, baskala (Somali).

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Melocarpum hildebrandtii (Engl.) Beier & Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hildebrandt, J.M. [1378], Somalia Zygophyllum hildebrandtii K000417057 Unknown type material

First published in Pl. Syst. Evol. 240: 37 (2003)

Accepted by

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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