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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
N3, between “Tudi” and “Bender Beila”, Puccioni & Stefanini 1041 (FT holo.).
Morphology General Habit
Densely branched dwarf shrub up to 12 cm tall
Morphology General Indumentum
Young stems, leaves, bracts and calyces whitish-lanate with many-armed stellate hairs up to c. 0.2 mm long
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades narrowly ovate to lanceolate, up to 17–35 x 10–14 mm, with indistict veins branching evenly along midvein, apex obtuse, base shortly attenuate; petiole up to 3–10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers single at upper nodes on c. 2 mm long peduncles; bracteoles linear-spathulate, up to 18 x 2 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes linear, up to 18–25 x 1.5 mm, densely pubescent with c. 0.3 mm long erect glandular hairs in addition to the stellate hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, the limb up to c. 30 mm across; tube up to 80–95 mm long, narrowly cylindrical in the lower part, widening to a funnel-shaped portion for the upper 15 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 6–7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule possibly few-seeded, up to 14 x 6 mm, densely pubescent all over.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 100–200 m.
Note
R. galactophylla may be related to R. discifolia, but differs clearly in the low growth, the very dense whitish-grey indumentum of the leaves, the narrow linear-spathulate bracteoles, the long calyx-lobes and the up to 95 mm long corolla-tube.

Native to:

Somalia

Ruellia galactophylla Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Somala 1: 247 (1929)

Accepted by

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Hedrén [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