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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Somalia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

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

Type
N2, “Surud” Range, Gillett & Watson 23849 (K holo., EA iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with woody base, aromatic, erect, up to 0.4 m tall; stems 4-angled
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple to pinnatifid with entire serrate segments, elliptic, ovate, obovate or ± triangular in outline, up to15–50 × 5–35 mm, scabrid to hirsute with simple hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes dense, up to 20–80 mm long; bracts ovate, 6.5–12 × 2.5–3 mm, longer than the calyx, with parallel veins, apex long-attenuate, spinescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 6–7 mm long, ± purplish at anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla c. 18 mm long, blue or purplish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets oblong, 1.5–1.8 × 0.7–0.8 mm, producing mucilage when wet, areole c. 0.25– 0.35 times as long as the nutlet.
Distribution
N2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 1500–2200 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Lavandula aristibracteata A.G.Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 11, 2003 Gillett, J.B. [23849], Somalia K000193432 holotype

First published in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 42: 517 (1985)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Upson, T. & Andrews, S. (2004). The Genus Lavandula: 1-442. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by O. Ryding [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Miller in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 42: 503–528 (1985)
  • Upson & Andrews, The genus Lavandula (2004).

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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