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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia, S. Yemen.
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
N3, “Bender Kasen”, Pervillé s.n. (P holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Prostrate or suberect glaucous sometimes mat-forming herb, with an unpleasant smell; stems to about 1 m long, from underground rhizome
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear-lanceolate, 1–10 x 0.3–0.7 cm, acute, sometimes recurved, with papillose margins, sessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, axillary, sessile, subtended by a lanceolate bract up to 40 x 13 mm; peduncle 0.5–3 cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth 3–6.5 cm long, the basal inflated part 10–20 mm long, greenish, the tubular part upcurved, trumpet-shaped, to 3 cm in diam., and purplish brown at the apex, hairy inside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ellipsoid-cylindrical, 3–5 x 1.5–3 cm, ribbed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovate-triangular, 8–10 x 5–9 mm, almost smooth.
Distribution
N2, 3; C1, 2; S2, 3; Djibouti, Yemen
Ecology
Altitude range 0–500 m.
Vernacular
Wees (Somali)
Note
The type specimen of A. rigida was collected by A. Pervillé and not Boivin as stated in the original publication. The collection was made 21 March 1842 in Boosaaso (Bender Kasen), and apparently was the first scientific botanical collection to be made in Somalia.

Native to:

Somalia, Yemen

Aristolochia rigida Duch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Somalia K000350265
illegible, Somalia K000350266
Kirk [s.n.], Somalia K000350267
Hildebrandt, J.M. [873], Somalia K000350264 Unknown type material

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 15(1): 495 (1864)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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