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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Somalia (Golis Range).
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
N1, “Golis” Range, “Fodyer”, Drake-Brockman 519 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with woody base, 0.2–0.5 m tall; stems 4-angled, ascending
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate to ovate-oblong in outline, up to 10–35 × 5–20 mm, ± regularly pinnatifid with simple segments, sparsely lanate-tomentose with branched hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes dense, up to 15–35 mm long; bracts ovate to obovate, 5.5–6.5 × 1.5–2 mm, shorter than the calyx, with reticulate veins, apex ± abruptly acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5–6 mm long, ± purplish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 16–17 mm long, blue
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets oblong, 1.7–2 × c. 0.8 mm, not producing mucilage when wet, areole c. 0.25 times as long as the nutlet.
Distribution
N1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 1600–1800 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Lavandula somaliensis Chaytor appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1985 Brockman, D. [519], Somalia K000193431 Unknown type material

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 51: 192 (1937)

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.
  • 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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Upson, T. & Andrews, S. (2004). The Genus Lavandula: 1-442. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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 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