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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to 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, 20 km E of Bulo Burti, Kuchar 16218 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrublet, up to 30 cm tall, spreading; young branches puberulous Branched spines apparently derived from sterile inflorescences present in leaf axils, each branch 8–15 mm long
Morphology Leaves
Leaves seemingly in whorls of 4, only partly developed at time of flowering, sparsely puberulous, subsessile; blade obovate, up to c. 2 cm long, subacute at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes 1.5–4 cm long; peduncle 0.5–1 cm long; bracts papery, sterile ones ovate, cuspidate, fertile ones elliptic-obovate, 17–23 x 8–10 mm including a recurved 3–6 mm long pungent tip, entire, pilose and ciliate, with 3 strong longitudinal veins and raised reticulum
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla bright orange; tube c. 17 mm long; limb 15–20 mm long.
Distribution
C2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 275–300 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Crossandra praecox Vollesen appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kuchar, P. [16218], Somalia K000394653 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 45: 130 (1990)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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