Family:
Rubiaceae Juss.
Genus:
Valantia L.

Valantia hispida L.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Canary Islands, Medit. to W. Asia and NE. Tropical Africa.

[FSOM]

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

Distribution
From the Canary Is in the west to Iran in the east.
Morphology General Habit
Annual, up to 20 cm tall, hispid
Morphology Leaves
Leaves oblanceolate to broadly obovate, c. 5–10 x 2–5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle and pedicel becoming strongly thickened and dorsally with many straight bristles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla whitish,±cup-shaped and 1.5–2 mm in diam. in bisexual flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps 1–1.5 mm in diam., finely papillose.

Native to:

Algeria, Baleares, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Gulf States, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen

Introduced into:

Bermuda, France, Trinidad-Tobago

Valantia hispida L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Kotschy, K.G.T. [387], Iraq K000772304 Yes
Kotschy, K.G.T. [387], Iraq K000772303 Yes

First published in Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1307 (1759)

Accepted by

  • Bergmeier, E., Blockeel, T., Böhling, N., Fournaraki, C., Gotsiou, P., Jahn, R., Lansdown, R. & Turland, N. (2011). An inventory of the vascular plants and bryophytes of Gavdopoula island (S Aegean, Greece) and its phytogeographical significance Willdenowia 41: 179-190.
  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2007). Flora Iberica 15: 1-449. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • 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.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Ehrendorfer, F., Schönbeck-Temesy, E., Puff, C. & Rechinger, W. (2005). Rubiaceae Flora Iranica 176: 1-287. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Ruhsam, M. (2005). Survey of all the Rubiaceae specimens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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