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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, “Galgalo”, 25 km W of “Carin”, Lavranos & Carter & al. 24765 (K holo., EA MO MOG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial, much-branched from the base, forming sprawling clumps 15–60 cm high and to 1 m in diam.
Morphology Branches
Branches spreading, terete, 4–5-angled, 1–1.5 cm thick; angles very shallowly toothed, with teeth 8–10 mm apart
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields distinctly separated at the flowering eyes, oblong-obovate, 3.5–8 x 2–3.5 mm; spines mostly 1–1.5 cm long, slightly recurved; prickles vestigial or apparently absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering eyes immediately above the spine-shields; cymes solitary, subsessile, 1-forked
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 3.5 mm in diam.; glands 1.5 mm broad, spreading, touching, bright yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary subsessile, blackish; styles 1.8 mm long, with distinctly bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 1000–1750 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia galgalana S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lavranos [24765], Somalia 56296.000 holotype
Lavranos [24765], Somalia K000252908 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 407 (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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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/
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