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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Somalia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

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

Type
N3, 20 km SE of Ufeyn, Thulin, Abdi Dahir & Ahmed Osman 10115 (UPS holo., FT K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub up to 40–50 cm tall, much branched, almost completely glabrous, occasionally with a few c. 0.3 mm long hairs at nodes etc.
Morphology Stem
Young stems greyish green, old stems grey
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades with coarse spine-like teeth, narrowly lanceolate with white margin, greyish green on both sides, up to 13–15 x 6–7 mm including up to 3–5 mm long apical tooth and 1–2 pairs of up to 1.5 mm long lateral teeth, apex mucronate, base attenuate; petiole indistinct
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary or in short scorpioid cymes in leaf-axils; bracts leaf-like; bracteoles unequal, mostly transformed into up to 17 mm long spines, occasionally with a few short lateral spines
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx not scarious; outer lobes similar, narrowly lanceolate, up to 13 mm long, with 3–4 mm long spine at the tip, sometimes with few short sublateral teeth; inner lobes narrowly lanceolate, transformed into spines, up to 8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, turning blue on drying, c. 20 mm long; tube c. 9 mm long; stamens 2, with 2-celled anthers; staminodes 3
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 300–440 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Barleria dentata Hedrén appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thulin, M. [10115], Somalia K000430893 isotype

First published in Willdenowia 36: 754 (2006)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Hedrén [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