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This species is accepted, and its native range is 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
N3, 49 km S of “Garoe”, Lavranos & Carter & al. 23439 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Glabrous perennial, with a subglobose succulent stem 2–3 cm in diam., sparsely covered with tiny tubercles
Morphology Branches
Branches few from the stem apex, to 3 cm long, tuberculate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves forming a basal rosette, 1–1.5 x 0.6–1 cm, ovate with rounded apex, margin undulate; petiole 2–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 2–3 from the branch apices, forking 2–4 times with rays 5–15 mm long; bracts sessile, ovate, 4–6 x 3 mm, those at the base larger and similar to the leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 1.5 mm in diam.; gland 1, the lateral margins curled inwards and joined to form a tube 1 mm long on the outside of the involucre, the mouth of the tube shorter than the fringed lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 1.5 mm long, joined at the base, erect, with shortly bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a recurved pedicel 3.5 mm long, obtusely 3-lobed with truncate base, 2 x 2.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds conical, 4-angled, with a horizontal ridge and acute apex, 1.5 x 1.3 mm, smooth, buff-grey.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 725–800 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia globulicaulis S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Somalia 51319.000 holotype
Lavranos [23439], Somalia K000252859 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 45: 655 (1990)

Accepted by

  • 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.

Literature

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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