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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to Central Somalia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Subshrub, c. 0.2–0.6 m tall, usually much branched, with simple hairs only
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blades ovate to elliptic, up to 7–25 × 4–15 mm, apex obtuse or rounded, base cuneate, margin entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences rather lax; bracts deciduous after anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Fruiting calyx
Fruiting calyx downwards-pointing, c. 5 mm long, open, densely villous in the throat; upper lobe obscuring the rest of the calyx from above, suborbicular, flat, 5–6 × 4.5–5.5 mm, cordate or subcordate at the base; lateral and lower lobes subequal, narrowly deltoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4–5 mm long, white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Anterior stamens 1.5–3 mm longer than the lower lip of the corolla; posterior stamens shorter than the lower lip of the corolla, perhaps sterile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets obovate, c. 1.7 × 1.1 mm, smooth, brown, not producing mucilage when wet.
Distribution
C1, 2; E Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 100–300 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Ocimum circinatum A.J.Paton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Popov, G. [1110], Ethiopia K000347078 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 47: 429 (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.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • 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)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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