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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Somalia, N. Yemen.
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
N2, Sanaag Region, “Shimber Beris (Surud)”, Newbould 7687 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Plant up to 30 cm tall, from an elongated moniliform fibrous rhizome; roots slender, ending in elongate tubers
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 5–9, ± in 2 rows, linear, 70–240 x 2–6 mm, folded, usually ± curved, minutely scabrous along margins and sometimes the major veins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence an unbranched raceme, rhachis glabrous; peduncle terete, not winged, glabrous or very sparsely papillate, sometimes with a few sterile bracts just below the inflorescence; flowers 1–2 at each node; pedicels 3.5–8 mm long, erect, articulated near the base, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals white or with pink tips, 6–10 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 3.5–6 x 5–6.5 mm, with 4–8 very prominent raised transverse ridges, expanding laterally through the persistent perianth that tends to form a slightly twisted apical beak.
Distribution
N2 (NW of Cerigaabo); Yemen
Ecology
Altitude range c. 2040 m.
Note
In Somalia only known from the type collection that was cited as Anthericum subpapillosum in Cuf. Enum.: 1532 (1971).

Native to:

Somalia, Yemen

Chlorophytum nervosum Nordal & Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1993 Newbould, J.G.B. [768], Somalia K000256889 holotype
Rayner, R.W. [278], Kenya Anthericum subpapillosum 16707.000
Verdcourt, B. [461], Kenya Anthericum subpapillosum 5428.000

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 13: 270 (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
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