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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, “Moledera”, 61 km S of “Erigavo”, Bally & Melville 16046 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial to 8 cm high and 15 cm wide, with compact branching and a thick fleshy root
Morphology Branches
Branches terete, 1–2 cm thick, 1–4 cm long, 6–8-angled; angles separated by distinct grooves, sinuately toothed, with teeth 3–5 mm apart
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields suborbicular, 1–2 x 1–2 mm, quite separate; spines to 1.5 mm long, pointing downwards, often vestigial; prickles absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering eyes 1–2 mm above the spine-shields; cymes solitary, 1-forked, subsessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 2 mm in diam.; glands 1 mm broad, erect, separate, greenish yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 1.5 mm long, joined to almost halfway
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a recurved pedicel 2 mm long, obtusely 3-lobed, 2.7 x 3 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 2 x 1.3 mm, minutely and closely tuberculate, pale brown.
Distribution
N2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 1390–1550 m.

Native to:

Somalia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Somalia 37749.000
Lavranos, J. [9079], Somalia 38006.000
Somalia 42305.000
Carter, S. [937], Somalia 42945.000
Bally, P. R.O. [16046], Somalia K000252922 holotype

First published in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 48: 125 (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
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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