Skip to main content
This species is accepted, and its native range is 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

Type
C1, Mudug Region, E of Gawaan, 29–30 km on road between Hobyo and Wisil, 5°19’N, 48°19’E, Thulin & Abdi Dahir 6674 (UPS holo., K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Plant up to at least 22 cm tall, from a short fibrous rhizome; roots short, ending in ellipsoid tubers
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1 or 2, basal, flat on the ground, ovate to broadly elliptic, 18–40 mm wide, glabrous; margin flat and with a c. 0.3 mm wide hyaline border
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a simple or few-branched raceme, glabrous; peduncle leafless, papillose-puberulous below, glabrous above; flowers 1 at each node; bracts 1.5–4 mm long; pedicels 7–18 mm long, filiform, spreading, articulated 1–3 mm below the flowers, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals white, medially greenish, 7–8 mm long, 3-nerved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 5.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 3–3.5 x 5–5.5 mm, expanding laterally through the persistent perianth that forms an apical slightly twisted beak.
Distribution
C1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 200–340 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Chlorophytum applanatum Nordal & Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1993 Thulin, W. [6674], Somalia K000256880 isotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 260 (1993)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Kew Backbone Distributions
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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