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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to Somalia, Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

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

Type
?Somalia, “Webi”, Robecchi-Bricchetti 29 (FT lecto.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub or subshrub up to 1.5 m tall, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, orbicular to reniform, up to 20 x 25 mm; petiole 1–4 mm long; stipules minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary; pedicels 4–10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate-elliptic, 5.5–6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals pink with obovate blade, 10–18 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments without scales
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous; style c. 3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule up to c. 8 x 8 mm, 5-angled.
Distribution
N3; C2; Ethiopia (Ogaden), Yemen, Oman
Ecology
Altitude range 0–150 m.
Vernacular
Aftoxole (Somali).
Note
M. robecchii is, in Somalia, so far known only from near Boosaaso in N3 and from the Somalia/Ethiopia border area near Beled Weyne in C2.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia

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

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

Accepted by

  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • 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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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