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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & N. Central Somalia.
Ocimum nummularia

[FSOM]

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

Type
N2, “Ahl” Mts, Hildebrandt 853 (BM holo.).
Morphology General Habit
Shrublet, up to 0.3 m tall, much-branched, ± whitish due to a dense indumentum of dendroid hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves shortly petiolate; blade broadly ovate or orbicular, up to 5–25 × 5–22 mm, apex rounded, base rounded to cordate, margin entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax or dense; bracts persistent or deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Fruiting calyx
Fruiting calyx 7–10 mm long, closed by the lower lobes being pressed against the upper lobe, ± whitish due to the indumentum; upper lobe with the margins decurrent down to the base of the tube and obscuring the rest of the calyx from above, oblate or ovate, 9–11 × 8–10 mm, rounded, truncate or subcordate at the base; lateral lobes subulate at apex; lower lobes connate to an emarginate lip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 6–7 mm long, greenish white or pinkish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Anterior stamens 2–4 mm longer than the lower lip of the corolla
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets glabrous, brown, c. 2.1 × 1.3 mm.
Distribution
N2, 3; C1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 100–1600 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Ocimum nummularia (S.Moore) A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Grana 31: 162 (1992)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by O. Ryding [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Paton in Kew Bull. 47: 403–435 (1992)
  • Pickering, H. & Awale, A. I. (2018). Introduction to plants in Central Somaliland. Ponte Invisibile, Redsea Cultural Foundation.

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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