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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Central Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
S1, “Baidoa”, Paoli 1102 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub, up to c. 3 m tall and 5 m wide, with overhanging branches
Morphology Stem
Stems greyish brown, somewhat angular, somewhat pubescent when young; old tendrils woody, 5–40 mm long, simple or usually ending in 2(–4) 2–10 mm long spinescent branches
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subglabrous to densely pubescent; petiole 2–13 mm long, puberulous or pubescent; blade suborbicular to reniform, up to 2.5 x 3.3 cm, truncate to subcordate at the base, rounded to emarginate at the apex, sometimes shallowly 3-lobed, with irregularly dentate margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers produced before the leaves, in short few-flowered shortly pubescent inflorescences; pedicels c. 3–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 1.5 mm in diam., puberulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals c. 2 mm long, puberulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits obovoid, somewhat compressed, apiculate, c. 10–11 x 5–6 mm, with a glaucous covering
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ovate in outline, compressed, pitted.
Distribution
C2; S1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 200–500 m.
Vernacular
Ciddi shabeel, deeg daran (Somali).

Native to:

Somalia

Cissus furcifera Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Res. Sci. Somalia Ital. 1: 53 (1916)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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