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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Africa, Arabian Peninsula to NW. India.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrublet, woody with swollen nodes; indumentum not glandular
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± clustered at nodes; stipules scarious, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers 5-merous in axillary, pedunculate, 3-flowered cymes surrounded by pinnately branched accrescent appendages (? sterile inflorescences); bracts scarious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers subsessile; receptacle very short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals oblong-spathulate, outermost awned
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals well developed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5; ovary with solitary ovule, style filiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a thin-walled utricle, retained within inflorescence which breaks off and acts as dispersal unit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed flattened-ellipsoidal with distinct beak, germinating within infructescence.
Distribution
Two closely related species, Cometes abyssinica in somalia and the other occurring from Arabia to India.

Native to:

Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

Cometes L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Mant. Pl. 1: 4 (1767)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. G. Gilbert [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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