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

Type
N1, “Golis ”, Lort Phillips s.n. (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial to 25 cm high and in diam., with compact branching forming rounded “cushions”; roots fibrous
Morphology Branches
Branches terete, 1.5–2 cm thick, 7–9-angled; angles separated by deep grooves, sinuately toothed, with teeth 3–6 mm apart
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields oblong-ovate, 2–5 x 1.3–2.5 mm, separate; spines very variable in length on the same branch, 0.5–18 mm long; prickles vestigial or usually absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering eyes immediately above the spine-shields; cymes solitary, 1-forked, on peduncles to 7 mm long, with cyme-branches 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 3 mm in diam.; glands 1.3 mm broad, touching, orange-yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary exserted on a recurved pedicel, obtusely 3-lobed; styles 1.75 mm long, joined for one third, with minutely bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.
Distribution
N1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 1500 m.
Vernacular
Dimaigo (Somali)

Native to:

Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen

Euphorbia phillipsiae N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Carter, S. [894], Somalia 45529.000
Drake - Brockman [300], Somalia K000252863
Phillips, L. [s.n.], Somalia K000252862 holotype

First published in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 33: 370 (1903)

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
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