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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent plants; latex clear
Morphology Stem
Stems articulately branching, obtusely 4-angled, grey-green mottled with purple, with acute conical teeth along the angles
Morphology Leaves
Leaves modified to form the acute tip of the teeth, usually with a pair of stipular denticles below the tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in few-flowered cymes usually borne towards apex of stem, the flowers opening successively
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla rotate, consisting mainly of a convexely reflexed disk
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona gynostegial, outer corona forming a pentagonal disk; inner lobes appressed to anthers, connivent above and exceeding the staminal column, each lobe with a dorsal reflexed projection at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles relatively short, fusiform, elliptical in section
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with a tuft of hairs at one end.
Distribution
Two species in Somalia.

Native to:

Somalia

Ballyanthus Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Aloë 37: 76 (2000)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Bruyns in Syst. Bot. Monogr. 63 (2002).
  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by J. Lavranos [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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/
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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