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

[FSOM]

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

Type
N3, Eyl (“Ehil”), Stefanini & Puccioni 856 (FT lecto., not found).
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with many ± erect or ascending stems from tuberous rootstock/thickened stem bases to 1.5 cm diam.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, c. 8 x 2 mm, tip rounded, drying greyish; axils with tuft of short orange-brown hairs and longer scales to 3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5 x 3 mm, subacute, keeled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals at least 8 mm long, purplish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 20, filaments up to 4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 2 mm diam., lid c. 1.6 mm high, walls thin with veins apparent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0.7 mm long, dark brown; testa cells stellate-interlocking raised into peg-like papillae, tips not swollen.
Note
P. nogalensis is an extremely distinct species most reminiscent in habit of the southern Indian species P. tuberosa.

Native to:

Somalia

Portulaca nogalensis Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Somala 1: 91 (1929)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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 M. G. Gilbert [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