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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. 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
N2, “Guraheis”, 11º01´N, 48º53´E, Newbould 1000 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrublet, up to 30 cm tall; young branches finely pubescent Branched axillary spines present, apparently mainly consisting of the long sterile basal bracts from modified lateral inflorescences
Morphology Leaves
Leaves seemingly in whorls of 4, subglabrous to minutely pubescent, subsessile; blade oblong-elliptic to slightly obovate, 1.5–5 x 0.5–1.3 cm, acute and mucronate at the apex or obtuse, thick and with lateral veins almost invisible
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes 2–6 cm long, practically sessile; bracts leathery, the sterile ones deeply divided into 3–5 c. 1–4 cm long spines, the upper fertile ones obovate, 22–28 x 5–7 mm including 5–10 mm long pungent tip, and with 2–4 lateral spines, pilose with glandular and eglandular hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow; tube 10–15 mm long; limb 8–13 mm long.
Distribution
N2, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 900–1650 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Crossandra horrida Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Newbould, J.G.B. [1000], Somalia K000394651 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 45: 128 (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
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