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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, “Al Madu” , between “Geldin” and “Sahaguri”, Bally & Boaler 11158 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial to c. 3 cm high and 30 cm in diam., with very compact branching mostly below ground-level from the apex of a very thick fleshy root
Morphology Branches
Branches terete, 1–1.5 cm thick, 1–5 cm long, 9–17-angled; angles separated by distinct grooves, very shallowly toothed, with teeth 2–4 mm apart
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields obovate, 1–3 x 0.5–1 mm, the ridges (angles) hardening around them to form a whitish margin along the angles usually enclosing the flowering eyes; spines present only on early seedling growth; prickles (modified stipules) soon converging to form a single downward pointing spine 0.5–1.5 mm long, with the leaf-scar at its base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, subsessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 2 mm in diam.; glands 1.2 mm broad, touching, golden yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary exserted on a recurved pedicel, obtusely 3-lobed; styles 1.25 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.
Distribution
N2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 1640–2000 m.
Vernacular
Danego (Somali)

Native to:

Somalia

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1960 Bally [B11158], Somalia K000252940 holotype
Bally, P.R.O. [11158], Somalia 2597.000 Unknown type material
Somalia 6049.146

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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