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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
S2, near Mogadishu, Paoli 114 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Scandent or straggling perennial, woody below, 0.4–3 m, much-branched with opposite leaves and branches, young branches ± densely greyish-canescent, older branches becoming thinly so, terete and striate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves roundish-ovate, 0.4–2 cm long and broad, moderately furnished with whitish or greyish ± appressed hairs on the upper surface, densely so beneath, obtuse to retuse at the apex, shortly cuneate to subcordate at the base, distinctly petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Partial inflorescences mostly of 3 fertile flowers Inflorescences to c. 12 cm long, axis densely greyish-canescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals oblong or lanceolate-oblong, 3–4 mm, densely furnished with lanuginose greyish-white hairs, 3-nerved, the inner slightly shorter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments distinctly expanding towards the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 1–1.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Sterile flowers with glabrous, stramineous to brownish bristles 10–16 mm long.
Distribution
C1, 2; S2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 100–350 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Dasysphaera hyposericea (Chiov.) C.C.Towns. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 25, 1982 Bally, P. R.O. [9535], Somalia K000243590 holotype
Mar 25, 1982 Stefanni [114], Somalia K000243591

First published in Kew Bull. 38: 346 (1983)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
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