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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia, Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Woody shrub 1–5 m high, densely branched, all parts minutely pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, linear to linear-lanceolate, 3–8 x 0.4–1.2 cm; glandular stipules minutely triangular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in terminal 3-branched false umbels, with rays 5–12 mm long, or often reduced to a solitary cyathium; bracts sessile, obovate, c. 5 x 3 mm, creamy white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia subsessile, 6 mm in diam.; glands 5, spreading, 3 mm broad
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens very many, well exserted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary densely puberulous; styles 5 mm long, joined for 1/3, with deeply bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subsessile, subglobose, c. 6 x 7 mm, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds obtusely 4-angled, with pointed apex and truncate base, 3 x 2.8 mm, smooth, dull brown.
Distribution
C1; S1; Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range 145–180 m.
Note
The capsule and seeds have been described from an Ethiopian specimen. The Somali material is var. kelleri. Var. latifolia Pax is known only from the type-locality in Ethiopia.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Euphorbia kelleri Pax appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 6: 739 (1898)

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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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