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

[FSOM]

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

Distribution
N3; C1; S2, 3.
Ecology
Altitude range 40–350 m.
Vernacular
Gawsarwud, geesarriyood (Somali).
Type
S3, “Gobuin” at Kismaayo, Gorini 322 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Climbing or decumbent plant, up to 1.5 m tall; stems twining, nodes enlarged, bark reddish, scaberulous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; petiole 2–5 mm long, scaberulous; blade orbicular or almost so, 10–16 x 10–16 mm, leathery, sparsely scaberulous mainly on veins, main vein reddish, prominent below, lateral veins visible, apex obtuse with reddish hairy triangular mucro
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, 3–5-flowered, scaberulous; peduncles 5–10 mm long, frail; pedicels 3–5 mm long, frail
Morphology General Buds
Buds with tip of corolla long apiculate, lobes helically twisted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals subulate to linear, 1–2 mm long, scaberulous, with acute fimbriate tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white to creamy yellow or greenish, glabrous; tube c. 3 mm long, campanulate; lobes linear to lanceolate or oblanceolate, c. 5 x 1 mm, glabrous, obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona-lobes hidden in corolla tube, club-shaped, c. 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 1 mm long; anthers hastate, shortly apiculate, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles paired, falcate, cylindrical, 70–110 x 4–5 mm.

Native to:

Somalia

Cryptolepis orbicularis Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Somala 2: 291 (1932)

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/
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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