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This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia to Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, densely grey-pilose with long spreading hairs, branches prostrate to 30 cm long, often woody towards the base
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, ovate, 5–15 x 2–10 mm, margin serrate; stipules linear, 0.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia solitary, subsessile, clustered on congested leafy axillary branches, 1.5 mm in diam.; glands minute, reddish, with conspicuous white to pink lobed appendages to 0.5 x 1 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles minute, bifid almost to the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a pedicel 2 mm long, acutely 3-lobed, 2 x 2 mm, densely pilose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 4-angled, 1.3 x 0.9 mm, shallowly pitted, pinkish grey.
Distribution
N1 West Africa, Sudan, Eritrea and the Arabian Peninsula, especially on coastal plains of the Red Sea.
Ecology
Altitude range 0–50 m.
Vernacular
Geed caanole (Somali)

Native to:

Algeria, Benin, Burkina, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Western Sahara, Yemen

Euphorbia scordiifolia Jacq. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lobin, W. [2319], Cape Verde K001105493

First published in Icon. Pl. Rar. 3: 5 (1793)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.-P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes de la Mauritanie et du Sahara Occidental Boissiera 55: 1-322.
  • Yang, Y., Riina, R., Morawetz, J.J., Haevermans, T., Aubriot, X. & Berry, P.E. (2012). Molecular phylogenetics and classification of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce (Euphorbiaceae) Taxon 61: 764-789.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by S. Carter [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/
© 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