Caralluma vaduliae Lavranos

First published in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 63: 171 (1991)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is E. Ethiopia to Somalia. It is a succulent subshrub and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Descriptions

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

Type
S2, 180 km NE of Muqdisho, Lavranos, Carter & al. 23275 (UPS holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Plants to 40 cm tall
Morphology Stem
Stems numerous, close together, sometimes rooting adventitiously, acutely 4-angled with small, sharp, ascending marginal teeth; tapering flower-bearing part of stem 4-angled, very slender
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers nodding, 2–5 together in widely spaced clusters; pedicels c. 4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 10–12 mm long, creamy white flushed pink at tips of lobes, glabrous; tube c. 4 mm long, cup-shaped; lobes ascending, narrowly spathulate with revolute margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona c. 1.5 mm high; outer corona-lobes erect, with 2 linear somewhat recurved teeth; inner corona-lobes short and broad, incumbent on anthers.
Distribution
C2; S2; E Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 200–285 m.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0