Volutaria abyssinica subsp. abyssinica

This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, Yemen.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect to decumbent perennial herb with stems to 50 cm long; stems densely white-tomentellous and glandular
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnatisect to narrowly elliptic and dentate, 3–9´0.5–4 cm, with the remnants of tomentum, some sparse hispidulous hairs, and densely glandular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary on long leafy stalks or in few-headed inflorescences; involucre 14–18 mm long, the phyllaries with black margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Outer florets pink to purple, 13–17 mm long; inner florets darker, corolla 8–9 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes ellipsoid, 5–5.5 mm long, glandular, sparsely pilose, set among linear paleae to 12 mm long; pappus of several series of linear scales 0.5–2 mm long.

Native to:

Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen

Volutaria abyssinica subsp. abyssinica appears in other Kew resources:

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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