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

[FSOM]

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

Type
N3, Mt “Karin Dismo”, Forgiarini 124 (ALF holo., K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Dwarf shrub, up to 10 cm tall; stems pubescent to sericeous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves elliptic-obovate, up to c. 2.5 x 0.8 cm including a c. 1.5 mm long mucro, glossy whitish sericeous on both sides, with entire margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes 2–4 cm long, 8–14-flowered; peduncle 3–4 mm long; fertile bracts pale green, whitish along veins and margins, puberulous and also with longer hairs, ovate-elliptic, 20–25 x 6–8 mm, with a slightly recurved spinose 8–11 mm long tip, and with 2 spines up to 4–6 mm long on each side; bracteoles 10–15 x 1–2 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx sparsely pubescent, the upper lobe ovate, 10–15 mm long, 3-veined from the base, with an acute mucronate apex, the lower lobe 9–14 mm long, with 1–2 teeth at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla blue or purple, 12–20 mm long; tube 3–6 mm long; limb 3-lobed, 4–6 mm wide.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 300–1600 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Blepharis forgiarinii J.-P.Lebrun & Stork appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia 13: 51 (1991)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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