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This species is accepted, and its native range is 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
C2, 13 km NNE of Dharyio, 3°46´N, 44°57´E, Kuchar 17188 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Plants twining, 50–70 cm high, with corky runners, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, linear, 12–15 x 0.5–0.7 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences dense, 10–15-flowered; peduncles 5–7 mm long; pedicels 2–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla elongated-conical, fused for 7/8 of its length, 3.5–4 x 1–1.5 mm, rugose, glabrous, yellow to brown, densely covered with long hairs inside; lobes erect, ovate to lanceolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona 0.3–0.5 mm high, shorter than the gynostegium
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium elevated by c. 0.3 mm high bulge; connective appendages c. 0.3 x 0.4 mm, deltate, broader than the anthers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles pendulous, c. 40 x 4 mm, narrowly lanceolate in outline with tapering beak
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 3.5 x 2 mm, pear-shaped, with tuft of c. 10 mm long hairs.
Distribution
C2; S1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range: aprox. 250– 600 m.

Native to:

Somalia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 1992 Kuchar, P. [17188], Somalia Goydera somaliense K000305193 holotype

First published in Phytotaxa 369: 162 (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