Microcharis nematophylla Thulin

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 325 (1992)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Central Somalia. It is a shrub and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

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

Type
C2, 43 km SE of Bulo Burti, 3°38’N, 45°54’E, Kuchar 17682 (UPS holo., FT K MOG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Erect slender shrub, c. 1 m tall; young stems covered by completely appressed silvery hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1-foliolate or pinnately 3–5-foliolate; leaflets filiform, c. 10–25(–40) x 0.5–0.6 mm, with strongly inrolled margins, covered by completely appressed hairs; petiole 8–45 mm long; rhachis up to 40 mm long
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules c. 1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes dense, 8–15-flowered, axis up to 6 cm long including peduncle of 4–7 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 3 mm long, divided to near the middle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 4.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod not known.
Distribution
C2 only known from the type.
Ecology
Altitude c. 200–230 m.
[FSOM]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Herb/Shrub
[ILDIS]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • International Legume Database and Information Service

    • International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 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 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0