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

[FSOM]

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

Type
C2, “Gaala Karor”, 4 km N of Bulo Burti, Bally 9380 (EA holo., K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent shrub to 3 m high, with fibrous roots; stem to 5 cm thick, with fairly sparse irregular branching
Morphology Branches
Branches terete, 1–3 cm thick, greyish green, longitudinally grooved with 4 grooves emerging below each of the numerous tubercles; tubercles in 5–8 spirals, very prominent on lower growth, cylindrical, 5–10 mm long and 5–10 mm apart, more distant to 2 cm and less than 5 mm long on upper growth
Morphology Leaves
Leaves arising from the tubercle apices, sessile, obovate with acute apex, to 18 x 10 mm, fleshy, minutely puberulous, quickly deciduous; stipules evident as a pair of horny pads flanking the leaf-scar, each producing 4–5 sharp spines 1–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cyathia barrel-shaped, 2 mm in diam., with glandular rim 1.5 mm high, whitish Cymes arising from the axils of the tubercles, often flanked by a small spiny pad similar to the stipules; peduncles c. 4 mm long, forking 2–3 times, with cyme-branches c. 3 mm long; bract-cup 2.5 x 5.5 mm, just exceeding the involucre, shortly notched between acute apices and keeled midribs, minutely puberulous towards the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary pedicellate; styles 1 mm long, with deeply bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a recurved pedicel 4 mm long, obtusely 3-lobed, 3 x 3 mm; perianth 3-lobed below the capsule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, 4-angled, 2 x 1 mm, minutely tuberculate, grey, with a cap-like caruncle 0.5 mm across.
Distribution
C1, 2; S1; just inside Ethiopia near the “Webi Scebelli”
Ecology
Altitude range 160–500 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia pseudostellata Bruyns appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bally, P.R.O. [9380], Somalia Monadenium stellatum 2646.000 Unknown type material
Gilbert, M.G. [2128], Ethiopia Monadenium stellatum 34258.000
Carter, S. [808], Somalia Monadenium stellatum 45636.000
Somalia Monadenium stellatum 51982.000

First published in Taxon 55: 414 (2006)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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/
© 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