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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central 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
C1, 15 km N of Hobyo on road to Jirriiban, Thulin & Abdi Dahir 6647 (UPS holo., K iso.)
Vernacular
Sarin cad (Som).
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb or shrublet, 25–30 cm tall, sparsely branched with ascending stems; vegetative parts bluish-grey with a very dense indumentum of appressed c. 0.1 mm long eglandular hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades ovate, up to 15–21 x 10–15 mm, apex obtuse, base shortly attenuate; petiole c. 1–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in 3–6 cm long unidirectional spikes (zig-zag monochasia) clustered in upper parts of stems; inflorescence-leaves densely pubescent with c. 0.3 mm long spreading eglandular and glandular hairs; bracts narrowly oblanceolate, obtuse, green with indumentum as inflorescence-leaves, fused for c. half their length, 7–9 mm long; bracteoles linear-lanceolate, acute, c. 7.3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes narrowly triangular-subulate, thin, hyaline with green veins, partly connate, c. 7 x 0.7 mm in flower
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla purple, c. 20 mm long; tube narrowly cylindrical, twisted, somewhat widened in the upper portion, c. 11 mm long; larger lip c. 9 x 5.5 mm, smaller lip entire, acuminate, c. 7.3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule densely pubescent with c. 0.2 mm long patent hairs, c. 8 x 1.8–2.2 mm, sterile in lower 1/3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black, shining, c. 2 mm in diam.
Distribution
C1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 25–30 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Hypoestes canescens Hedrén & Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thulin, M, [6647], Somalia Hypoestes cinerea K000430896 isotype
Loher, A. [4277], Philippines Hypoestes cinerea K000884531 Unknown type material
Loher, A. [4278], Philippines Hypoestes cinerea K000884532 Unknown type material
Vidal, S. [3400], Philippines Hypoestes cinerea K000884534
Vidal, S. [482], Philippines Hypoestes cinerea K000884533 Unknown type material

First published in Willdenowia 45: 93 (2015)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 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 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