Asphodelus fistulosus L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 309 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Macaronesia, Medit. to Arabian Peninsula, Mauritius. It is a rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Descriptions

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).
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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