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This species 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

Type
S3, “Giumbo”, near mouth of Juba R., Scassellati V.48 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Spreading shrub or small tree 1–3 m high, with grey bark
Morphology Branches
Branches subfleshy, brownish grey when dry
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, obovate with rounded apices, 2–7 x 1.5–5 cm, glabrous except for a few marginal hairs at the base; glandular stipules triangular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in 2–4-branched false umbels, with rays 1–1.5 cm long; bracts subquadrate, 4 x 4 mm, margins ciliate, deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 10 mm in diam.; glands 5, spreading, 2 x 4 mm, outer margin with 5–10 finger-like processes 1 mm long, thickened and minutely bifid at the tips
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth of the female flower evident as a 5-lobed rim below the ovary; styles 5 mm long, joined to nearly halfway, with thickened bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subsessile, subglobose, 1.5 x 2 cm, glabrous, with 6 longitudinal fleshy ridges or wings 2–5 mm high, green becoming yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, slightly compressed laterally, 5.5 x 5 mm, grey.
Distribution
C1; S2, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 20–140 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia giumboensis A.Hässl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally [9370], Somalia 43409.000
Bally [9523], Somalia 51793.000
Somalia 51947.000
Bally, P.R.O. [9523], Somalia 5227.000

First published in Bot. Not. 1931: 320 (1931)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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