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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, 2 km E of Eyl, Lavranos & Carter & al. 24928 (K holo., MOG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Dwarf succulent perennial, with a thick fleshy root wedged in rock clefts, densely branching to form clumps up to 2 cm high and 5 cm in diam. Branches 2–3 cm long, or sometimes rhizomatous to 7 cm long, terete, c. 7 mm thick, with prominent rounded tubercles 4–5 mm apart in 5 slightly spiral series
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields quite separate, very obtusely obovate, 2–5 x 1.5–2.5 mm, blackish; spines 3–10 mm long, slender, flexible; prickles absent, or vestigial only on young growth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering eyes 1–2 mm above the spine-shields in the axils of the tubercles; cymes solitary, 1-forked, with peduncle and cyme-branches c. 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 2.5 mm in diam.; glands 1.2 mm broad, contiguous, brownish yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary exserted on a recurved pedicel, obtusely 3-lobed, minutely papillose; styles 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.
Distribution
N3 known only from this one locality.
Ecology
Altitude c. 215 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia eilensis S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lavranos [10161], Somalia 42965.000
Somalia 51981.000
Lavranos [24928], Somalia K000252904 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 414 (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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