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This species is accepted, and its native range is Sahara & Sahel to Arabian Peninsula.
Leptadenia arborea

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Twining shrub; branches minutely pubescent at tip, otherwise glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with slender petiole (0.5–)1–3 cm long; blade 2–6(–9) x (0.5–)1–5 cm, extremely variable in shape even on the same shoot, elliptic to broadly ovate or rarely hastate, apex subacute to attenuate, base cuneate to truncate or cordate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences with 5–20 flowers in an umbel, minutely pubescent; peduncles 5–12 mm long; pedicels 5–10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 0.5–1 mm long, ovate, subacute, densely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla cream or yellowish green; tube 0.5–1 mm long, glabrous within; lobes 2–2.5 x 1 mm, oblong, acute, densely pubescent on both surfaces apart from a glabrous, non-fleshy triangle at the base of the lobes within; sinuses between corolla-lobes with minute, fleshy erect corolline corona-lobes c. 0.4 mm long with an apical tuft of erect hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynostegium
Gynostegium c. 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles 6–8 x 1 cm, lanceolate in outline, stout, smooth or somewhat verrucose, glabrous.
Distribution
N1; S2 widely distributed from Niger to the Arabian Peninsula.
Ecology
Altitude range 0–1200 m.
Note
The record from S2 refers to perhaps introduced plants around Mogadishu.

[FWTA]

Asclepiadaceae, A. A. Bullock. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers greenish-yellow.
Morphology General Habit
Twiner over shrubs

Native to:

Algeria, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

Leptadenia arborea (Forssk.) Schweinf. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1955 Beccari [105], Ethiopia K000305418
Jan 1, 1955 Schimper [632], Ethiopia K000305419
Jan 1, 1955 Schimper [1007], Eritrea K000305421
Jan 1, 1955 Schimper [1007], Eritrea K000305420
Ash [1150], Ethiopia 35478.000
Ash, J. [1930], Ethiopia 35537.000

First published in Arab. Pfl.-Nam.: 167 (1912)

Accepted by

  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 2: 1-429. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Hedberg, I., Edwards, S. & Nemomissa, S. (eds.) (2003). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 4(1): 1-352. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1963). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 2: 1-544.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A Handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Arab. Pflanzenn. 167 (1912)
  • Bullock in Kew Bull. 10: 290 (1955).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 2: 1-429. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A Handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Bullock in Kew Bull. 10: 287–292 (1955).
  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by D. Goyder [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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