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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, W. Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree, 2–8 m tall, with a forked trunk, producing a red resin
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in dense rosettes at ends of branches, linear from a wide base, 40–60 x up to 3 cm, narrowed gradually to the acute tip, thick and rigid, with smooth margins, flat to concave on the upper side, rounded on the back in the lower half and keeled in the upper part
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicle to c. 0.5 m long, much branched, glabrous or pubescent; bracts minute, ovate-lanceolate; pedicels clustered, 2–4 mm long, articulated at the middle, glabrous or pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals whitish, 4–6 mm long, linear, almost free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens somewhat shorter than tepals; filaments flattened
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary oblong, shortly stipitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berries c. 10–12 mm in diam.
Distribution
N1–3; Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan
Ecology
Altitude range 1000–1800 m.
Vernacular
Mooli (Somali., tree); xanjo-mooli (Somali, resin).

[FSOM]
Use
D. ombet, along with the closely related D. cinnabari Balf. f. on Socotra and D. draco (L.) L. on the Canary Is., produces a red resin used in traditional medicine.

Native to:

Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan

Dracaena ombet Heuglin ex Kotschy & Peyr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wickens, G.E. [3069], Sudan K000522666
Schweinfurth [250], Somalia K000522665
Sahni [698], Sudan K000522667
Shabetai, J.R. [206], Egypt K000401112
Schweinfurth [250], Somalia K000522664

First published in Pl. Tinn.: 47 (1867)

Accepted by

  • Boulos, L. (1995). Flora of Egypt Checklist: i-xii, 1-287. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Boulos, L. (2005). Flora of Egypt 4: 1-617. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Chaudhary, S.A. (2001). Flora of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 3: 1-368. Ministry of Agriculture & Water, Riyadh.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Chaudhary, S.A. (2001). Flora of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 3: 1-368. Ministry of Agriculture & Water, Riyadh.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by Sebsebe Demissew [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/
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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