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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Deciduous tree, 4–9 m high; bark fissured; branchlets hanging
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–11-foliolate, irregularly imparipinnate with terminal leaflet often absent; rhachis 8–20 cm long, not winged; leaflets 6–12 x 1.3–2.1(–3) cm, curved-lanceolate, obliquely cuneate at the base, acuminate at the apex, sparsely puberulous when young
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles produced before the leaves, much branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers with ovary c. 0.5 mm in diam. Drupes obovoid-subglobose, 5.5–7 x 5–5.5 mm, apiculate, red. Male flowers with c. 5 stamens
Distribution
N1–3; Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen, Saudi Arabia
Ecology
Altitude range 1100–1800 m.
Vernacular
Siinsay, sisaay (Somali).
Note
The species is obviously closely related to and doubtfully distinct from P. chinensis from Afghanistan in the west to China in the east and the Philippines in the south.

[FSOM]
Use
P. falcata yields a gum of some economic importance.

Native to:

Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

Pistacia falcata Becc. ex Martelli appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Bogos.: 24 (1886)

Accepted by

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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