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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, Marraya, 8º20’N, 50º10’E, Thulin & al. 10618 (UPS holo., FT K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender erect shrublet, up to c. 0.5 m tall, ± divaricately branched; stems terete or with shallow longitudinal furrows, glabrous or finely papillose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves scale-like, ovate to broadly triangular, c. 1–3 mm long, sometimes with a basal obtuse outwardly projecting spur up to 1 mm long but not spinescent
Morphology Stem Cladodes
Cladodes c. 3–5 together, fleshy, linear, straight, c. 3–9 x 0.5 mm, shortly acute at the apex, not present on flowering branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or 2–4 clustered together, axillary and terminal, easily falling; pedicels c. 2–3.5 mm long, articulated about the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals white with greenish midvein, equal, oblong, c. 3–3.5 x 1.2–1.6 mm, obtuse, entire or minutely denticulate at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens slightly shorter than the perianth, inserted near base of tepals; filaments linear, glabrous; anters ovate, c. 0.8 mm long, yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3-celled, subglobose, c. 1.5 mm long, with 6–7 ovules in each cell; style c. 0.8 mm long with 3 branches c. 0.4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits not known.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 100–380 m.
Note
This differs from A. africanus by being a small erect shrublet (not climbing or scandent) lacking spines and only having an obtuse spur up to 1 mm long on leaves of older branches (spines up to 5 mm or more long in A. africanus). Also, cladodes are not present on flowering branches and the pedicels are articulated about the middle (not below the middle).

Native to:

Somalia

Asparagus brachiatus Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 22: 431 (2002 publ. 2003)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by Sebsebe Demissew [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