Genus:
Asphodelus L.

Asphodelus fistulosus L.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Medit. to Arabian Peninsula, Mauritius.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or short-lived perennial with numerous slender roots
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 40 x 0.4 cm, hollow, subterete, minutely scabrid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 15–70 cm tall, simple or branched, with a hollow peduncle; bracts 4–7 mm long; pedicels articulated near middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 5–12 mm long, white or pink with brownish midnerve
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4–7 x 4–5 mm, transversely wrinkled.
Distribution
N2, 3 Canary Is., the Mediterranean area, Arabia, Eritrea and Socotra, naturalized in Australia.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 600–1150 m.
Note
First record for Somalia. The two collections seen represent the annual small-flowered form that is sometimes recognized as A. tenuifolius (see Ruiz Rejon & al. in Pl. Syst. Evol. 169: 1–12, 1990).

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Azores, Baleares, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., France, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Mauritius, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, Belgium, Bolivia, California, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Germany, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands, New Mexico, New South Wales, New Zealand South, Texas

Asphodelus fistulosus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 4, 2001 Saifan, S. [1163], Jordan K000480464 No
Jan 1, 1991 Abd El Ghani, M.M. [s.n.], Egypt K000480461 No
Jan 1, 1991 Collenette, I.S. [1722], Saudi Arabia K000480476 No
Jan 1, 1991 Leach, W.H. [s.n.], Saudi Arabia K000480474 No
Jan 1, 1991 Collenette, I.S. [1722], Saudi Arabia K000480475 No
Jan 1, 1990 Della, A. [2366], Cyprus K000480463 No
Jan 1, 1981 Merton, L.F.H. [553], Cyprus K000480465 No
Jan 1, 1981 Davis [2375], Cyprus K000480466 No
Jan 1, 1981 Davis [2022], Cyprus K000480468 No
Jan 1, 1981 Sintenis, P. [560], Cyprus K000480472 No
Jan 1, 1981 Merton, L.F.H. [1873], Cyprus K000480469 No
Jan 1, 1981 Merton, L.F.H. [553], Cyprus K000480467 No
Jan 1, 1981 Sintenis, P. [560], Cyprus K000480473 No
Jan 1, 1981 Merton, L.F.H. [1873], Cyprus K000480470 No
Jan 1, 1981 Sintenis, P. [560], Cyprus K000480471 No
K000480460 No
Birkinshaw, D. [56], Syria K000480455 No
Miller, A.G. [203], Yemen K000480478 No
Davis [27146], Turkey K000480480 No
Davis [25737], Turkey K000480482 No
Thulin, M. [8646], Yemen K000480477 No
Davis [21683], Turkey K000480481 No
Batanouny, K.H. [3002], Qatar K000480458 No
Hennipman, E. [175], Turkey K000480483 No
Thulin, M. [9979], United Arab Emirates K000480459 No
s.coll. [644], Israel K000480453 No
Meyers, F.S. [450], Jordan K000480454 No
Abd El Ghani, M.M. [4596], Egypt K000480462 No
Duling, D. [83], Oman K000480457 No
Furse, P. [4175], Turkey K000480479 No
Lowne, B.T. [211], Palestinian Territory, Occupied K000480456 No

First published in Sp. Pl.: 309 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Chaudhary, S.A. (2001). Flora of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 3: 1-368. Ministry of Agriculture & Water, Riyadh.
  • Danin, A. (2004). Distribution Atlas of Plants in the Flora Palaestina area: 1-517. The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1984). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 8: 1-632. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Espejo Serena, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1993). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 1(2): 1-70. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002). Flora of North America North of Mexico 26: 1-723. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (eds.) (1978). Flora of Libya 57: 1-81. Al-Faateh University, Tripoli.
  • Jeanmonod, D. & Schlüssel, A. (2006). Notes et contributions à la flore de Corse, XXI. Candollea 61: 93-134.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Meyer, F.K. (2011). Beiträge zur Flora von Albanien. Haussknechtia, Beih. 15: 1-220.
  • 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.
  • Rico, E. & al. (eds.) in Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora Iberica 20: 1-651. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Zuloaga, F.O. & Morrone, O. (eds.) (1996). Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledoneae). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares de la República Argentina 1: 1-323. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Chaudhary, S.A. (2001). Flora of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 3: 1-368. Ministry of Agriculture & Water, Riyadh.
  • Espejo Serena, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1993). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 1(2): 1-70. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2002). Flora of North America North of Mexico 26: 1-723. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Hassler, M. (2012). Flora of Rhodes. Systematic list of flora of Rhodes http://www.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de/~db111/flora/rhodos/list.php.
  • Meyer, F.K. (2011). Beiträge zur Flora von Albanien. Haussknechtia, Beih. 15: 1-220.
  • 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.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Zuloaga, F.O. & Morrone, O. (eds.) (1996). Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledoneae). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares de la República Argentina 1: 1-323. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Pickering, H. & Awale, A. I. (2018). Introduction to plants in Central Somaliland. Ponte Invisibile, Redsea Cultural Foundation.

  • Flora of Somalia

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