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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

Vernacular
Dalandur (Somali)
Type
N2, 13 km N of “Las Anod”, Gillett 22937 (K holo., EA MOG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial to 30 cm high and in diam., densely branching from a short 7-angled stem to form a compact rounded “cushion”; roots fibrous
Morphology Branches
Branches terete, 1–2.5 cm thick, with prominent tubercles 4–8 mm apart in 5–8 tightly spiralled series
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields quite separate, rounded-obovate, 3–6 x 2.5–4 mm; spines sturdy, to 12 mm long; prickles vestigial, evident only on young growth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering eyes c. 1 mm above the spine-shields; cymes solitary, 1-forked, with peduncle and cyme-branches 1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 3 mm in diam.; glands 1.3 mm broad, yellowish, not touching
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary pedicellate; styles 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule (and seeds) not seen but exserted on a recurved pedicel to 6 mm long.
Distribution
N2, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 600–750 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia ponderosa S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Carter, S. [943], Somalia 42940.000
Gillett, J.B. [22937], Somalia K000252930 holotype
Gillett, J.B. [22937], Somalia K000252931 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 416 (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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