Cynoglossum alpinum (Brand) Riedl

This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Herb, 0.2–0.5 m tall, from a taproot; stems and leaves ± softly pilose with spreading to ± appressed hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 2–18 x 0.5–2.5 cm, attenuate at the base, acute at the apex, the upper ones with clasping bases, the lower ones petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences usually with paired branches, quickly elongating and becoming lax, up to c. 25 cm long; pedicels 2–4 mm long, elongating to 5–18 mm and recurved in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes ovate-lanceolate, 2.5–4(–6) mm long, hairy outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla blue; tube c. 2.5 mm long; lobes c. 4–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 1 mm long, elongating in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets compressed obovoid to subglobose, 4–5 mm in diam., covered ± all over with c. 0.5 mm long glochidiate spines; fruiting style up to 3 mm long, angular.
Distribution
N2; Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 1400–2200 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Cynoglossum alpinum (Brand) Riedl appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Schimper [1194], Ethiopia K000418933 Unknown type material Yes
Schimper, W. [227], Ethiopia K000418934 syntype Yes

First published in Linzer Biol. Beitr. 17: 317 (1985)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. 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

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) 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

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • 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