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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to N. Tanzania, Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Tiliaceae, C. Whitehouse, M. Cheek, S. Andrews & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Small subshrub 0.35–2 m tall; stems blackish purple (rarely white) at base, 3–4.5 mm diameter, shortly stellate-hairy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves broadly orbicular, shortly oblong or ovate-lanceolate, 2.5–10.5 cm long, 2–8 cm wide, sometimes very shallowly 3-lobed, but usually shortly acuminate to rounded at tip, base truncate to cordate, margin shallowly to coarsely serrate to crenate, stellate-scabrid to subscabrid above, subscabrid to softly hairy and whitish beneath; petiole 2.5–7.5 cm long, subscabrid; stipules persistent, linear-lanceolate, 5–10(–17) mm long, 1–2.5 mm broad, usually dark brown, stellate-hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal (but the vegetative stem continuing from the highest leaf-axil), almost completely leafless, highly elongated, 14–45 cm long, stellate-subscabrid, forking once (in Flora area very rarely either unbranched or branched up to 5 times), bearing flowers only above the fork, the two branches subequal, 8–32 cm long, bearing numerous flowers at nodes 4–19 mm apart, each node bearing 1–3 cymes of (1–)3 flowers each, 0–2 of the lowest nodes bearing reduced, narrowly elliptic-rhomboid leaves 4–14 mm long, 4 mm wide, each bearing 1–3 pairs of raised glands up to 1 mm diameter at the base; peduncle 2–2.5 mm long; bracts caducous, as stipules, 2 mm long; pedicels 0.5–1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals oblanceolate, pandurate, 4–8.5 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, with a very short terminal spine 0.25–0.5 mm long, outer surface golden yellow, shortly and thickly hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4.5–7 mm long, 2.5–4 mm wide, blade orbicular, claw 1–2.5 mm long, gradually tapering to the base, hairy patch at base diffuse, 0.75 mm long; stamens 15–22; ovary villose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ovoid, slightly longitudinally flattened, 4–6 mm long, 2.5–5 mm wide, grey-brown, covered with short simple white hairs and ± 120 stout subglabrous bristles each inclined at ± 45° towards the fruit tip and bearing 1–3 terminal hairs, each straight or recurved.
Figures
Fig. 14/17–21 (p. 88).
Habitat
Acacia - Commiphora and other dry bushland; 250–1600 m
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T2 T3 U1

[FSOM]

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

Distribution
East Africa
Morphology General Habit
Perennial woody-based herb or shrub, up to 2 m tall; stems yellowish pubescent to tomentose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pale yellow on both sides to greenish yellow above and whitish below, pubescent to tomentose; petiole 1.5–8 cm long, tomentose; blade ovate to suborbicular, sometimes 3-lobed, 2–9.5 x 1.5–10 cm, acuminate to rarely rounded at the apex, rounded, truncate or cordate at the base, with crenate to denticulate margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences a terminal usually 2-branched raceme-like panicle with clusters of flowers along axes, 9–35(–50) cm long with 2.5–28 cm long peduncle; clusters subsessile or with peduncle up to 5 mm long; pedicels 2–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals elliptic, 5–7 mm long, yellowish to golden tomentose, with subapical horns up to 0.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals spathulate, 5 x 2 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 20–22
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-celled with 2 ovules in each cell; style 5.5–6 mm long with simple unlobed stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ovoid, body 4–6 mm long, pubescent to tomentose; bristles ascending, (0.2–)0.5–1.5 mm long, pubescent, terminated by a single or several straight setae.

Native to:

Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen

Triumfetta flavescens Hochst. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schimper [1020], Ethiopia K000241952 isosyntype
Schimper [1020], Ethiopia K000241955 isosyntype
Schimper [1794], Ethiopia K000241953 isosyntype
Schimper [1794], Ethiopia K000241954 isosyntype
Schimper [1442], Ethiopia K000241956 isosyntype

First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 82 (1847)

Accepted by

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • 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.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2012). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 4: 1-431. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • 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.
  • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by Sebsebe Demissew [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 367 (1921).
  • A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 82 (1847).
  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 96 (1994).
  • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 160, fig., map (1994).
  • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: 70, t. 284 (1987).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 527 (1958).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 572 (1961).
  • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda, ed. 2: 60 (1971).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1: 227, fig. 124 (1950).
  • Hanid in A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 188 (1974).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 622 (1949).
  • K. Schum. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 264 (1895).
  • Mast. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 255 (1868).
  • Sprague & Hutch. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 39: 263, t. 17/8 (1909).
  • T.V. Jacobs in Phyton 61: 89, fig. 1/f (1997).
  • Vollesen in Fl. Eth. 2(2): 164, fig. 79.7/3 & 6 (1995).

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