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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, 32 km E of “Erigavo” towards “Medishe”, J. Williams in Bally 9694 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial to 30 cm high and 40 cm wide, with compact usually dichotomous branching; roots fibrous
Morphology Branches
Branches terete, 2–3.5 cm thick, 2–7 cm long, 10–16-angled; angles separated by distinct grooves, sinuately toothed, with teeth 5–10 mm apart
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields stout, ovate, 3–5 x 2–3 mm, separate; spines 0.5–5 mm long; prickles absent, or vestigial on young growth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering eyes just above the spine-shields; cymes solitary, branching once with 2–4 lateral cyathia; peduncle and cyme-branches 1–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 3–4 mm in diam.; glands 5–7, 1.2 mm broad, erect, hardly touching, green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary exserted on a recurved pedicel, deeply 3-lobed; styles 1.5 mm long, joined to almost halfway
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.
Distribution
N2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 1200–1500 m.

Native to:

Somalia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1960 Williams, J.G. [B9694], Somalia K000252923 holotype
Peck, E., Somalia 22129.000
Somalia 50944.000
Hemming, C.F. [1986], Somalia 7066.000

First published in Candollea 29: 390 (1974)

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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