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This species is accepted, and its native range is Niger to S. Ethiopia and N. Kenya.
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

Morphology General Habit
Slender erect ephemeral
Morphology Stem
Stems 6–30 cm long, unbranched or sparsely branched, verruculose or minutely pubescent with extremely short spreading white hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spreading or suberect; petiole 1–2 mm long; blade 25–70 x 2–3 mm, linear, narrowing slightly towards the rounded or subacute apex, tapering at the base into the petiole, verruculose above, particularly near the revolute margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels glabrous, 0.5–1 mm long, spreading or reflexed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 1 mm long, narrowly triangular, acute, minutely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla dirty white, lobes twisted in bud; tube campanulate, c. 0.5 mm long; lobes 2 mm long, narrowing abruptly to a long acuminate tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona-lobes 0.5 mm long, subulate, erect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmatic head projecting c. 1.5 mm beyond the anthers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles 3–7.5 x 0.3 cm, cylindrical, tapering gradually to an acute tip.
Distribution
S1; southern Ethiopia, northern Kenya, Sudan, Niger
Ecology
Altitude range c. 200 m.

[FTEA]

Apocynaceae (part 2), David Goyder, Timothy Harris, Siro Masinde, Ulrich Meve, Johan Venter. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2012

Morphology General Habit
Ephemeral herb, slender, erect.
Morphology Stem
Stems 6–30 cm tall, unbranched or sparsely branched, verruculose or minutely pubescent with extremely short, spreading, white hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spreading or suberect, petiole 1–2 mm long; leaf-blade of first pair of leaves linear or linear-oblong, 10–18 × 1–3 mm, the apex rounded, tapering at the base into the petiole; other leaves linear, 25–70 × 2–3 mm, narrowing slightly towards the rounded or subacute apex, tapering at the base into the petiole; surface verruculose above, particularly near the revolute margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or paired, extra-axillary; bracts filiform, glabrous, ± 0.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels glabrous, 0.5–1 mm long, spreading or reflexed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx ± 1 mm, lobes narrowly triangular, acute, minutely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla dirty white, lobes twisted in bud; tube campanulate, ± 0.5 mm long; lobes 2 mm long, narrowing abruptly to a long, acuminate tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona-lobes subulate, erect, 0.5 mm long, arising from the corolla-lobe sinus
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium ± 0.75 mm tall.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anther-appendages minute, subulate, resting on the base of the stylar head appendage
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollinia
Pollinia erect, almost semicircular in outline, 0.2 mm long, with a pellucid upper margin; translator-arms broad, translucent; corpusculum reddish, minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Stylar head appendage stout, conical, projecting ± 1.5 mm beyond the anthers, 0.3 mm wide at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles erect, usually single, fusiform, 30–75 mm long, 3 mm wide, tapering gradually to an acute apex, smooth, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, 4–6 × 1–1.5 mm, flattened; coma ± 1 cm long
Figures
Fig 63, p 213
Ecology
Very rarely collected, but occurring in large ephemeral populations when conditions are suitable, on sand or silty soil in very open Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 250–900 m
Distribution
Range: Niger, Sudan, S Ethiopia, Somalia but probably more widespread across the southern margins of the Sahara Flora districts: K1

Native to:

Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Somalia, Sudan

Conomitra linearis Fenzl appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gilbert, M.G. [1260], Kenya 43084.000
Carter, S. [579], Kenya 43085.000
Kotschy [78], Sudan K000305399
Kotschy [78], Sudan K000305402
Kotschy [35], Sudan K000305400 isotype
Kotschy [35], Sudan K000305401 isotype

First published in S.L.Endlicher & E.Fenzl., Nov. Stirp. Dec.: 65 (1839)

Accepted by

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.
  • Hedberg, I., Edwards, S. & Nemomissa, S. (eds.) (2003). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 4(1): 1-352. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • Goyder, S., Harris, T., Masinde, S., Meve, U. & Venter, J. (2012). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Apocynaceae(2): 1-530.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by D. Goyder [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Endl., Nov. Stirp. Dec.: 66 (1839)
  • Fl. Eth. 4(1): 157, t. 140.35 (2003)
  • Fl. Somalia 3: 168, fig. 117 (2006).
  • K.B. 10: 613 (1956)
  • K.B. 37: 346 (1982)

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