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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent herbs, single-stemmed or branching
Morphology Stem
Stems globose, ovoid or elongate, 4-angled but oftenobscurely so, the angles rounded; stem surface irregularly tessellate the angles with larger tessellations; latex clear
Morphology Leaves
Leaves minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences produced along the angles of the stems or near apex, generally on much reduced side-branches, umbellate; flowers few to rather numerous, pedicellate, usually opening ± simultaneously
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla rotate, campanulate or urn-shaped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona gynostegial, double, with lobes varying in shape
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles fusiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with a tuft of hairs at one end.
Distribution
Genus of eight species from the Horn of Africa and one from Yemen and Oman.
Note
Meve & Liede (2002), with molecular support, proposed that P. dodsonianus and the Arabian species should be placed in a segregate genus, Anomalluma Plowes.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia, Yemen

Pseudolithos P.R.O.Bally appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Candollea 20: 41 (1965)

Accepted by

  • Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Illustrated handbook of succulent plants Asclepiadaceae, corr. 2nd printing: 1-318. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg,New York.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • 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