Distimake semisagittus (Griseb. ex Peter) A.R.Simões & Staples

This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to Kenya, Arabian Peninsula.

[FTEA]

Convolvulaceae, B. Verdcourt (East African Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Perennial with a woody rootstock; stems long, slender, climbing, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves shortly petioled, palmately divided almost to the base, glabrous; lobes 5, unequal, linear, up to 3.3 cm. long and 1–2 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Peduncle up to 1.6 cm. long, usually 1-flowered; bracts small, ovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals glabrous, 10–12 mm. long; inner lanceolate, acute; two outer more ovate and shorter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, streaked with purple (?), 2.3–2.5 cm. long.
Habitat
Not known; c. 50 m.
Distribution
K7

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb; stems prostrate or twining, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades palmately 3–7-lobed to the base, glabrous; lobes linear-filiform; petiole 1–5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 1–3-flowered; peduncle 0.7–3.5 cm long; pedicels 4–7 mm long; bracts lanceolate to ovate, 1.5–3.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals elliptic, 4–10 x 2.5–4 mm, obtuse to acute at the apex, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, cream or salmon pink with reddish centre, 2–3 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, 7–10 mm in diam., glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 3.5–4 mm long, glabrous to shortly pubescent, brown to black.
Distribution
N1–3; Eritrea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia
Ecology
Altitude range 60–800 m.

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan

Distimake semisagittus (Griseb. ex Peter) A.R.Simões & Staples appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Schimper, G.H.W. [948], Saudi Arabia Merremia semisagitta K000830871 Yes

First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 183: 575 (2017)

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

  • Alfarhan, A. & Thomas, J. in Chaudhary, S.A. (2001). Saudi Arabian CNV + CUS Flora of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2(2): 156-222. Ministry of Agriculture & Water, Riyadh.
  • Baker, J.G. & A.B. Rendle in Thiselton-Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1905). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical Africa 4(2): 62-206. Secretary of State for the Colonies.
  • 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.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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