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

[FSOM]

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

Type
N3, “Tabantoh”, Puccioni & Stefanini 1043 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect, much-branched shrub up to 3 m tall, rarely scrambling; stems with normal lateral shoots, nodes enlarged, bark puberulous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; petiole 1–2 mm long; blade obovate, rarely elliptic, 20–35 x 8–20 mm, semisucculent, glabrous, main vein sunken above and prominent below, secondary veins conspicuous, apex acuminate to rounded or emarginate, mucronate; base cuneate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences up to 5-flowered, glabrous; peduncles frail, 5–15 mm long; pedicels frail, 2–5 mm long
Morphology General Buds
Bud with tip of corolla apiculate, lobes helically twisted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sweetly scented
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals very narrowly triangular to very narrowly ovate, c. 2 x 0.5 mm, glabrous, with attenuate tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube c. 2 mm long, campanulate, pilose inside; lobes linear, white, pale yellow or pale green, glabrous outside, pilose inside at base, acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona hidden in corolla-tube; lobes from apex of papillose spots on tube, triangular with corniculate apex, c. 0.5 mm long, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 1 mm long; anthers hastate, apiculate, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles cylindrical-ovoid with tapering tip, 65–95 x 5–10 mm, brown
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds obliquely oblong-ovate, c. 5 x 2 mm, dark brown; hairs 20–25 mm long.
Distribution
N2, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 130–900 m.
Vernacular
Gawsarwud, geesarriyood, geesoriyaad (Somali).

Native to:

Somalia

Cryptolepis migiurtina Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Somala 1: 217 (1929)

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, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by J. Venter [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 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 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