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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Ethiopia and Tanzania, Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

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

Distribution
Seven species in mountain regions of tropical Africa and Arabia.
Morphology General Habit
Herbs, shrubs or subshrubs, glandular-pubescent to densely villose, hairs usually branched
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate along stem and in a basal rosette, entire or pinnatisect, pinnately veined
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, lax, racemose, without accessory flowers, bracteoles absent; flowers shortly to distinctly pedicellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx deeply 5-lobed, lobes equal-Corolla yellow, subrotate, ± actinomorphic or somewhat zygomorphic, the 2 upper lobes slightly shorter than the 3 lower ones
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4(–5), equal, exserted, the median one sometimes reduced to a staminode; filaments usually villous; anthers with confluent thecae (synthecous) rounded at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary pear-shaped to globose, glabrous or shortly pubescent with glandular hairs, with straight filiform style; stigma dilated to disk-shaped; base of style not persistent in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule with septicidal dehiscence
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, with longitudinal furrows.

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre

Rhabdotosperma Hartl appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Beitr. Biol. Pflanzen 53: 57 (1977)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by E. Fischer [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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