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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
N3, 19 km along track from Gaalogod to Garadeen, Thulin & al. 10509 (UPS holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect shrub, c. 0.4 m tall; stems with lateral shoots normal and stunted, nodes enlarged, bark glabrous, peeling
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or clustered, subsessile; blade linear-elliptic, 7–12 x 1–2 mm, succulent, glabrous, only main vein visible, apex rounded to emarginate with reddish glabrous or hairy mucro, base rounded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, 1–3-flowered, glabrous; peduncles stout, c. 1 mm long; pedicels stout, c. 1 mm long
Morphology General Buds
Buds with corolla conical, lobes slightly helically twisted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals triangular, c. 1 x 1 mm, succulent, glabrous, margin fimbriate towards apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow; tube c. 1 mm long, campanulate, with papillose spots below corona-lobes; lobes narrowly triangular to narrowly ovate, 2–3 x 1 mm, rounded to acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona double; upper corona of reddish pockets from sinuses between corolla-lobes; lower corona hidden in corolla-tube, lobes arrow-like, c. 1 mm long, connivent over anthers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 1 mm long; anthers hastate, shortly apiculate, hairy.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 180 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Cryptolepis somaliensis Venter & Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

First published in S. African J. Bot. 72: 141 (2006)

Accepted by

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by J. Venter [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