Genus:
Viola L.

Viola cinerea Boiss.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Arabian Peninsula, S. & SE. Iran to SW. Pakistan.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herb, erect or ascending, up to 20 cm tall; stems glabrous to densely pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with lamina narrowly ovate, elliptic-spathulate or narrowly lanceolate, up to 30 x 14 mm, narrowing below into a distinct petiole, ± acute at the apex, shallowly crenate-serrate, glabrous to densely pubescent; stipules leafy, linear to lanceolate, up to 7 mm long, sometimes laciniate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in leaf-axils, the upper ones normal, the lower ones often cleistogamous, sometimes all flowers either normal or cleistogamous; normal flowers with pedicels up to 35 mm long, exceeding the leaves; cleistogamous flowers with pedicels much shorter than the leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals lanceolate, 2–4 mm long, glabrous or hairy, with hyaline margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5–7 mm long, usually blueish with pale yellow or white centre, the lower petal with a short spur
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 3–5 mm long, glabrous or hairy.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Eritrea, Gulf States, India, Iran, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan

Viola cinerea Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2000 Aucher-Eloy [4199], Oman K000327742 syntype
King's collector [2746] K000254249 isotype
Wray, L. Jr. [2752], Indonesia K000254248 isotype

First published in Diagn. Pl. Orient. 1: 7 (1843)

Accepted by

  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Qaiser, M. & Omer, S. (1985). Flora of Pakistan 166: 1-28. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Schmidt, A. (1992). Flora Iranica 169: 1-29. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Schmidt, A. (1992). Flora Iranica 169: 1-29. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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