Withania grisea (Hepper & Boulos) Thulin

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 22: 388 (2002 publ. 2003)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is N. Somalia. It is a shrub and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub up to c. 2.5 m tall; stems greyish tomentose
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades lanceolate to ovate, 1–2.5(–4) x 0.5–1(–2) cm, subacute to obtuse at the apex, ± abruptly and obliquely cuneate at the base, with entire margins, tomentose on both sides; petiole 0.3–0.5(–1) cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in leaf axils; pedicels 3–6 mm long, tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 4–6 mm long in flower, enlarging to c. 10–14 mm in fruit, tomentose outside; lobes triangular, acute, shorter than to about as long as the tube, much shorter than tube in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla cream, c. 5–6 mm long, thinly tomentose outside; lobes triangular, shorter than the tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with filaments c. 3 mm long; anthers c. 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary without obvious disk at the base; style c. 2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berry globose, c. 5 mm in diam., shiny, orange red, surrounded by and much exceeded by the enlarged ovoid-acuminate calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 2 mm in diam., reticulate.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • 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 Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0