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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, 46 km SW of “Garoe”, Lavranos & Carter & al. 25007 (K holo., EA MO MOG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Dwarf succulent perennial 15–25 cm high, with a thick fleshy root
Morphology Branches
Branches spreading, rebranching irregularly, terete, 5–7 mm thick, with spine-shields in 4–6 longitudinal series, purplish grey and lightly streaked
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields oblong, 3–6 x 1.5–2 mm, decurrent to just above the flowering eye below; spines very irregular in length, 1–18 mm long, slender; prickles vestigial or apparently absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering eyes 0.5 mm above the spine-shields; cymes solitary, 1-forked, with peduncle and cyme-branches 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 2.3 mm in diam.; glands 1.3 mm broad, touching, pinkish yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary deeply 3-lobed, exserted on a recurved pedicel; styles 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 600–730 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia holmesiae Lavranos appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lavranos [24578], Somalia 55507.000 holotype
Lavranos [24578], Somalia K000252914 holotype

First published in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 64: 195 (1992)

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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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