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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Central 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
C2, 46 km on “Maas” – “Bulo Burti” road, Thulin & Warfa 4617 (K holo., FT UPS iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Subshrub or perennial woody herb, 0.2–0.6 m tall, densely whitish tomentose with branched hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves shortly petiolate; blade elliptic-oblong, up to 6–15 × 3–6 mm, tomentose on both sides, apex obtuse to acute, margin entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 1–3-flowered; pedicels 2–4 mm long, flattened
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Fruiting calyx
Fruiting calyx tubular or slightly narrowed towards the mouth, c. 6 mm long, closed by the lateral and lower lobes pressed against the upper lobe, glabrous in the throat; lateral lobes apically rounded, as long as or slightly shorter than the lower lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4-lobed, c. 5 mm long; limb c. 4 mm in diam.; upper lobe rounded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets oblong, c. 2 × 0.9 mm, pale brown, producing mucilage when wet.
Distribution
C2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 200–300 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Endostemon tomentosus Harley & Sebsebe appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thulin, M [4617], Somalia K000347243 Unknown type material

First published in Kew Bull. 44: 703 (1989)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by O. Ryding [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
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