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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
N3, Hafun, Puccioni & Stefanini 18 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Low shrub 0.25–2 m tall, much-branched with alternate leaves and branches, young branches densely white-tomentose, older branches becoming thinly so, terete and striate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves rather small, obovate to spathulate, 3–12 x 3–7 mm, ± densely white-tomentose on both surfaces or more thinly so above, when larger distinctly petiolate, apex acute to obtuse or weakly retuse, base cuneate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Partial inflorescences small, mostly of 3 fertile flowers Inflorescences to c. 7 cm long, axis densely white-tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals narrowly oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 5–7 mm, densely furnished with long, ± appressed hairs, 3-nerved, inner slightly shorter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments expanded towards the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 2–2.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid, c. 2.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Sterile flowers with the bristles long-pilose at the base or to above halfway, 6–8 mm, brownish to purplish-brown.
Distribution
N3; C1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 180–550 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Dasysphaera alternifolia Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Somala 1: 287 (1929)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

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
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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/
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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