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

[FSOM]

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

Note
known only from the type collection.
Morphology General Habit
Slender twiner scrambling to c. 1 m; older stems woody, young stems green, glabrous or sparsely puberulent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with petiole 2–7 mm long; blade slightly succulent, 1–2 x 0.4–1.4 cm, narrowly to broadly triangular with an apex acute and rounded basal auricles, sparsely puberulent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences extra-axillary with 1–3 flowers; peduncles 1.5–2.5 cm long, very slender; pedicels 0.5–1.3 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flower buds c. 10 mm long, conical, apically contorted, from a subglobose base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla rotate, divided almost to the base, brownish; tube pubescent within; lobes 9–10 x 1.5 mm, narrowly triangular, twisted apically, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium 1–1.5 mm high, the stipe c. 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona-lobes attached high on the staminal column or on the back of the anthers, of two parts; the principal lobe c. 1 x 1 mm, pouched, and immediately below it a slender tongue c. 1 mm long pointing down the gynostegial stipe but free from it
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmatic head flat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles not seen.

Native to:

Somalia

Vincetoxicum arachnoideum (Goyder) Meve & Liede appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 9, 2006 Thulin, M. [6626], Somalia Tylophora arachnoidea 71655.000 holotype
Thulin, M. [6626], Somalia Tylophora arachnoidea K000450019 holotype

First published in Phytotaxa 369: 132 (2018)

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