Skip to main content
This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.
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

Type
N2, eastern “Al Madu” , 5 km NW of “Agasur”, Bally 11050 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial to 40 cm high, with dense compact branching forming neat conical or rounded “cushions” to 1 m in diam.; roots fibrous
Morphology Branches
Branches 1–10 cm long, deeply 5-angled, c. 1.5 cm thick; angles shallowly toothed, with teeth 3–5 mm apart
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields oblong triangular, 3–6 x 1.5–2.5 mm, the ridges (angles) hardening around them to form a pale grey margin along the angles usually enclosing the flowering eyes; spines 2–15 mm long, black; prickles absent or vestigial only on young growth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1–3-forked, with peduncle and cyme-branches c. 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 2.8 mm in diam.; glands 1.3 mm broad, touching, brownish red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary pedicellate; styles 1 mm long, with minutely bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a recurved pedicel 4 mm long, obtusely 3-lobed, 2.5 x 2.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 1.5 x 1 mm, minutely and closely tuberculate.
Distribution
N2, 3 restricted to the eastern end of the “Al Madu” .
Ecology
Altitude range 1220–1600 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia mitriformis P.R.O.Bally & S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lavranos, J. [10258], Somalia 38009.000
Somalia 38016.000
Somalia 51984.000
Bally, P.R.O. [11050], Somalia 5245.000 Unknown type material
Bally [B11050], Somalia K000252921 holotype

First published in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 48: 128 (1976)

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
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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