Oxygonum altissimum Germish.

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

[FSOM]

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

Type
C2, 30 km S of Aadan Yabaal, Gillett & Beckett 23264 (K holo., EA MOG iso.).
Morphology General Habit
Shrub, 1.5–3 m tall, glabrous
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Ochreae with a few, up to 1.6 mm long, marginal teeth or setae
Morphology Leaves
Leaves glaucous; blade ovate to broadly elliptic, 15–35 x 10–23 mm, entire, rounded and shortly cuspidate at the apex; petiole 10–20 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 10–17 cm long; pedicels up to 5.5 mm long in flower, usually markedly longer than the bract, elongating to 10 mm in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white; perianth-lobes c. 3.5 mm long; tube c. 3 mm long Pure male flowers not seen
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit broadly elliptic to subcircular in outline, trigonous and broadly 3-winged, 12–17 x 12–14 mm, including up to 5 mm wide wings.
Distribution
C2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 150–200 m.
Vernacular
Geedqarar (Somali).

Native to:

Somalia

Oxygonum altissimum Germish. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1989 Gillett, J. [23264], Somalia K000244046 holotype
Jan 1, 1989 Gillett, J. [23264], Somalia K000244047

First published in Bothalia 19:210 (1989)

Accepted by

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

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

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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