Skip to main content
This species is accepted, and its native range is 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, “Ahlgebirge”, Hildebrandt 1519 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Varying in habit from a low cushion-like shrublet of c. 20 cm to a tall, woody, much-branched shrub up to 3 m, furnished in the vegetative parts with short and ± glandular to multicellular white hairs, old branches and stems pale brown to blackish, glabrescent
Morphology Leaves
Main stem and branch leaves broadly oblong-elliptic to obovate, scarcely more densely pilose below than on the upper surface, c. 8–20 x 7–10 mm, often darkening when dry; petiole distinct, to c. 5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences c. 2–7 x 1.5–2 cm, usually solitary, rarely branched below
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals ± concealed in the white hairs; outer 2 broadly linear, 6.5–8.5 mm, 5–7-nerved, hyaline-margined, rather obtuse, cucullate; inner 2 narrowly linear, mostly 3-nerved, rather acute, ± cucullate, more broadly hyaline-margined; middle tepal intermediate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style slender, 4–4.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid, c. 2 mm.
Distribution
N2, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 700–1760 m.
Vernacular
Hagan, hagan-gel (Somali).
Note
Although Hooker (loc. cit.) referred to “ S. somalensis ” under Chionothrix, he placed the species under this genus and cited Sericocoma somalensis S. Moore as basionym. The “ S. ” is therefore here treated as a misprint.

Native to:

Somalia

Chionothrix somalensis (S.Moore) Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 11, 1905 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1519], Somalia K000243690

First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 3: 33 (1880)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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