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This species is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to N. Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, glandular-pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Lower leaves shortly petiolate, broadly ovate to elliptic, obtuse, 8–40 x 4–15 mm, upper leaves sessile, linear-oblanceolate to elliptic, smaller, obtuse to subacute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in lax racemes; pedicels 6–24 mm long, erect to spreading, straight or almost so
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes somewhat unequal, linear-spathulate to filiform, longest lobe 4–10.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla purplish blue and white, with narrowly conical acute spur
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ± oblong, blackish-brown to black, with ridges and papillae.
Distribution
N2 Mediterranean region, south-west Asia.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 1300 m.
Note
First record for Somalia (10º59´N, 48º30´E). The single collection seen has c. 8 mm long corollas (including c. 2 mm long spur) and erect calyx-lobes in fruit, and agrees with subsp. rubrifolium from the Mediterranean region. Four subspecies were recognised by Sutton (1988), but the geographically nearest subsp. gerense (Stapf) D.A. Sutton in the east Mediterranean region and south-west Asia has calyx-lobes recurved in fruit.

Native to:

Algeria, Baleares, Corse, East Aegean Is., France, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Morocco, Sardegna, Somalia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey

Chaenorhinum rubrifolium (Robert & Castagne ex DC.) Fourr. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Soc. Linn. Lyon, n.s., 17: 127 (1869)

Accepted by

  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1978). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 6: 1-825. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
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