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

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
N3, between “Dhur” and “Hossa Uein”, Puccioni & Stefanini 701 (FT lecto.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial, with a globose body to 4 cm in diam., partially buried, usually slightly depressed, mature plants very occasionally dichotomously dividing; roots fibrous
Morphology General
Body pale greenish brown, with tessellated markings c. 5 mm in diam. in 14–20 longitudinal rows
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields reduced to minute scales at the centre of the tessellations; spines and prickles completely absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering eyes c. 2 mm above the spine-shield markings; cymes 1–2 from each flowering eye, produced around the apex of the plant body, branching once, with 2–3 lateral cyathia on peduncles and cyme-branches 2–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 2 mm in diam.; glands 0.8 mm broad, erect, quite separate, dull yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary exserted on a recurved pedicel, obtusely 3-lobed; styles 1 mm long
Ecology
N3; restricted to the coastal limestone plateau; altitude c. 300 m.
Note
The other syntype, Ruspoli & Riva 225 from southern Ethiopia, is a different species, E. gymnocalycioides M. Gilbert & S. Carter. It does not occur in Somalia.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia turbiniformis Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
PRO Bally, R. [15480], Somalia 37180.000
Somalia 51977.000

First published in Fl. Somala 1: 304 (1929)

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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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