Reseda ellenbeckii Perkins

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Ethiopia to NE. Kenya.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubby herb up to 1(–1.5) m tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves narrowing below into a short petiole; blade lanceolate to ovate, 3–14(–18) x 1–5.5 cm, entire or (not in Somalia) ± partite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellowish in elongate racemes; bracts filiform, 3–6 mm long, protruding when inflorescence is young, deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, c. 2 mm long, deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, c. 2 mm long, broadly obovate, 1–6-fid, deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 11, much longer than petals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary ovoid-cylindric, closed, 2-toothed at apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules pendulous, obovate to elliptic in outline, up to 17 x 10 mm, glabrous, ± compressed, closed and with 2 short teeth at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 1 mm long, densely papillose, black.
Distribution
S1; E Ethiopia, NE Kenya
Ecology
Altitude range c. 165–200 m.
Note
The collections from Somalia have entire leaves like the original material from Ethiopia. Some apparently conspecific collections from SE Ethiopia and NE Kenya have ± partite leaves with usually ± crinkly margins.

[FTEA]

Resedaceae, J. Elffers & P. Taylor. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

Morphology General Habit
Erect herb or subshrub, simple or branched.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate with petioles 0.5–2 cm. long; blades ovate, oblong, lanceolate or obovate, 5–12 cm.long × 1.5–5.5 cm. broad, narrowed into the petiole, shortly acumi­nate or acute, rigidly membranous, entirely glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Raceme elongate, densely spike-like, 10–35 cm. long; bracts 3–6 mm. long, linear, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 1.5–4 mm. long; pedicels ± 1 mm. long, papillose, lengthening in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, equal, 2 mm. long, lanceolate, acute, soon deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, unequal, 1–2 mm. long, broadly obovate, 1- to 5-fid, soon deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10–11, 2–3 mm. long; anthers basifixed; filaments deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary obovate and compressed below, drawn out into a club-shaped or cylindrical tube above, very shortly 2-toothed at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule pendu­lous, obovate, up to 1.7 cm. long × 1 cm. broad, compressed or slightly inflated, very shortly mucronate and closed at the mouth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 8–11, reniform, about 1 mm. long, densely tuberculate, black when ripe.
Figures
Fig. 2.
Habitat
Alluvial ground or under trees near watercourses; 400–660 m.
Distribution
K1

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Reseda ellenbeckii Perkins appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 43: 417 (1909)

Accepted by

  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Elffers, J. & Taylor, P. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Resedaceae: 1-6.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Perk. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 417 (1909).

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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