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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. 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, between “Erigavo” and “Daloh-Gudun”, Hemming 2322 (EA holo., FT K PRE iso.).
Morphology General Habit
Subshrub, 15–30 cm tall; stems woody below, with a thick peeling bark
Morphology Leaves
Leaves mostly clustered; blade suborbicular-reniform, 0.5–2.5 x 0.5–3.5 cm, shallowly 3–5-lobed with dentate lobes, shortly pubescent; petiole 1–4 cm long, with a broadened persistent base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels 1–3-flowered; peduncle 2–6 cm long; free part of pedicel 1–4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 7–10 mm long; spur 40–55 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, 2 longer 18–20 mm long, 3 shorter 10–14.5 mm long, white with pink base and veins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 1–1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit pubescent; mericarps 4–6 mm long; mature beak 18–23 mm long.
Distribution
N2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 1400–1980 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Pelargonium christophoranum Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hemming, C.F. [2322], Somalia K000417260

First published in Kew Bull. 22: 428 (1968)

Accepted by

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [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
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