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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
C1, 34 km from “Galkayu” on “Garoe” road, Lavranos & Carter & al. 24568 (K holo., EA MO MOG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial 10–25 cm high and in diam., branching from a stem c. 5 cm high; roots fibrous
Morphology Branches
Branches terete, 1–1.5 cm thick, 2–15 cm long, with very shallow rounded tubercles c. 1 cm apart in 5 spiral series
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields quite separate, obovate, 3–6 x 2–3 mm; spines 1.5–2 cm long, only slightly divergent; prickles vestigial, evident only on young growth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering eyes immediately above the spine-shields; 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 mm broad, quite separate, not spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary exserted on a recurved pedicel; styles 1 mm long, with slightly thickened apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.
Distribution
C1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 270–510 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia perarmata S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lavranos [23370], Somalia 56294.000
Lavranos [24568], Somalia 56302.000
Lavranos [24568], Somalia K000252929 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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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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