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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Verde, SE. Egypt to Namibia, Socotra, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers completely embedded in woolly hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achene ellipsoid, pale brownish.
Distribution
N1; Eritrea. Ethiopia, Sudan, Arabian Peninsula, Socotra, Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Namibia
Ecology
Altitude range 950–1800 m.
Vernacular
Gubtaanyo (Somali)
Morphology General Habit
Branched annual herb, sometimes slightly woody at the base, up to 0.5 m tall
Morphology Branches
Branches slender, puberulous to glabrescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate; stipules ovate, acuminate, c. 3.5 x 2 mm; petiole 0.5–3.5 cm long; blade ovate to lanceolate, 1–6 x 0.5–4 cm, sparsely hirsute above, sparsely white tomentose beneath, with longer hairs on the nerves, cystoliths usually visible above, base cuneate, margin serrate or crenulate at least in the upper half, apex long acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences sessile, usually two in each leaf axil; involucral bracts (3–)4(–6), 0.4–0.6 x 0.3–0.4 cm, base cuneate, apex rounded, slightly mucronate or shortly acuminate Male flowers usually many, female flowers few

Native to:

Angola, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen

Forsskaolea viridis Ehrenb. ex Webb appears in other Kew resources:

First published in W.J.Hooker, Niger Fl.: 179 (1849)

Accepted by

  • 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. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Friis, I. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Urticaceae: 1-64.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Patzelt, A., Harrison, T., Knees, S.G. & Hartley, L.A. (2014). Studies in the flora of Arabia: XXXI. New records from the Sultanate of Oman Edinburgh Journal of Botany 71: 161-180.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The 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.
  • Friis, I. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Urticaceae: 1-64.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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