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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. 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, Brava, Friis & Vollesen 5023 (K holo., C iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub, up to 1.2(–2) m tall, erect or somewhat scrambling; young branches appressed pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves seemingly in whorls of 4, sparsely pubescent; blade ovate to broadly elliptic, 3.5–8.5 x 1.5–3.5 cm, subacute to rounded at the apex; petiole 0–15 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes 2–8 cm long; peduncle 1.5–4.5 cm long; sterile bracts elliptic to obovate with short mucro, the fertile ones ± broadly elliptic, 18–26 x 12–18 mm, ending in pungent 1–2 mm long tip and with 2–4 spreading teeth on each side, glabrous to finely puberulous, with 3–5 strong longitudinal veins and raised reticulum
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale orange; tube 22–25 mm long; limb 15–20 mm long.
Distribution
S2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 25–100 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Crossandra arenicola Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Friis, I. [5023], Somalia K000394652

First published in Kew Bull. 45: 126 (1990)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Vollesen in Kew Bull. 45: 503–534 (1990).

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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