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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with woody base, 0.3–0.6 m tall, usually leafless; stems 4-angled, erect or ascending
Morphology Leaves
Leaves absent or very sparse, if present, pinnatifid with oblong-obtuse, 0–2-toothed segments, ovate in outline, up to 5–15 × 3–5 mm, tomentose with simple and/or branched hairs and many sessile glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes dense at anthesis, mostly becoming lax and 10–80 mm long in fruit; bracts ovate, up to 2–3.5 × 0.5–1.5 mm, shorter than the calyx, with parallel veins, apex acuminate, ± spinescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 4–5.5 mm long, with sessile glands between the veins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 10–13 mm long, blue
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets ± oblong, 1.2–1.4 × 0.5–0.6 mm, ± smooth, producing mucilage when wet, areole c. 0.25–0.33 times as long as the nutlet.
Distribution
N3; Oman, Yemen
Ecology
Altitude range 100–1200 m.
Vernacular
Huwan (Somali).

Native to:

Oman, Somalia, Yemen

Lavandula macra Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lunt, W. [135] K000911624

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1894: 339 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Raffaelli, M., Mosti, S. & Tardelli, M. (2006). Boswellia sacra Flueck. (Burseraceae) in the Hasik area (Eastern Dhofar, Oman) and a list of surrounding flora Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 61: 245-251.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Upson, T. & Andrews, S. (2004). The Genus Lavandula: 1-442. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by O. Ryding [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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