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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, S. Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, probably short-lived, with a fleshy stem 5–10 cm high, 1–2 cm thick, erect to procumbent, with crowded spirally arranged leaf-scars which are usually prominent or even tuberculate, but sometimes obscure
Morphology Leaves
Leaves crowded at the stem apex, ovate to usually linear-lanceolate, 3–9 x 0.5–1.5 cm, pubescent, margin often undulate; petiole 1–2 cm long; stipules vestigial, deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes axillary on peduncles 0.5–2 cm long, 1–2-forked, the whole inflorescence pubescent with short crisped hairs; bracts subcircular, 1.5–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 2.5 mm in diam.; glands 4, spreading, entire, 1 mm broad, red, pubescent on the outer (lower) surface and especially on the margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 1.2 mm long, joined at the base, with shortly bifid apices, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a pedicel 1.75–2 mm long, obtusely 3-lobed with truncate base, 2.5 x 3.25 mm, pubescent, green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds conical with acute apex, obtusely 4-angled, with 2 horizontal constrictions and deep depressions on each face, 2 x 1.5 mm, surface roughened, brown.
Distribution
N1–3; C1; Ethiopia (Ogaden) and Arabia (Hadramaut and Dhofar)
Ecology
Altitude range 550–1500 m.

Doubtfully present in:

Kenya

Native to:

Ethiopia, Oman, Socotra, Somalia, Yemen

Euphorbia hadramautica Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jackson, T.H.E. [Bally E.279], Somalia 2060.000
Bally, P.R.O. [12394], Somalia 2061.000
Smith, A.R. [112] 30045.000
Yemen 31866.000
Ash [1152], Ethiopia 35492.000
Radcliffe-Smith, A. [5546], Oman 39413.000
Gilbert, M.G. [37] 40112.000
Carter, S. [814], Somalia 42954.000
Bally, P.R.O. [E.259], Somalia 5216.000
Bally, P.R.O. [10161] 5531.000
Bent, J.T. [67], Yemen K001080040

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1894: 341 (1894)

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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