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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to Somalia, S. Yemen.

[FSOM]

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

Type
“Somalia”, Robecchi-Bricchetti 491 (FT holo.).
Morphology General Habit
Dwarf and suffruticose to shrubby or scrambling, 0.2–2 m, much-branched, stem and branches densely whitish- to greenish-tomentose when young, brownish and glabrescent with age
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subrotund to very broadly ovate or broadly elliptic, c. 8–27 x 7–20 mm, obtuse to broadly and shallowly retuse, abruptly contracted below to a distinct (to c. 1.5 cm) petiole, densely tomentose to rather thinly pilose on both surfaces
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Partial inflorescences mostly of 1 fertile flower subtended on each side by a triad of one fertile and two steriles; sterile flowers stellately 3-branched, each branch terminating in 6–12 yellowish hooked setae up to 4.5 mm long in 3 ranks Inflorescences at first dense, elongating to as much as 14 cm in fruit including the peduncle, axis and peduncle ± densely tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals narrowly oblong-lanceolate, (6–)6.5–7.5(–8) mm, 3-nerved, densely tomentose, the inner 3 slightly shorter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style slender, 3–4 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid-pyriform, c. 2 mm.
Distribution
N1, 3; C1, 2; S1, 2; Ethiopia (Ogaden)
Ecology
Altitude range 90–760 m.
Vernacular
Marabob (Somali).

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen

Pupalia robecchii Lopr. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27: 55 (1899)

Accepted by

  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • 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 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/
© 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