Caralluma baradii Lavranos

First published in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 65: 246 (1993)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Central Somalia. It is a succulent subshrub and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Descriptions

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

Type
C1, 34 km W of Hobyo, near “Gowein”, Lavranos, Carter & al. 23338 (UPS holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Plants suckering and forming small groups of decumbent and erect stems
Morphology Stem
Stems olive-green or brownish, without markings, 2–8 cm long, c. 10 mm wide, with a blunt tip, rooting adventitiously Flower-bearing stems up to 12 cm tall, wiry, 1–1.5 mm thick at the base, thinner upwards, 1 to 3 together arising abruptly from the blunt tip of the stems that are erect
Morphology Leaves
Leaves scale-like, persistent when dry
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers produced singly, erect, on widely spaced horizontally spreading, c. 30 mm long very thin and wiry pedicels
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla glabrous, 8–10 mm long, divided almost to the base; lobes linear, ascending-incurved with united tips, with strongly reflexed margins in lower part, dark maroon near base, with yellow stripes higher up and wholly yellow in upper half
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona prominent, dark maroon; outer lobes awl-shaped, each with a versatile hair at the tip; inner lobes incumbent upon the anthers, erect and connivent in upper part, with truncate tips.
Distribution
C1
Note
Only known from the type collection.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 350 m.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0