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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
N3, 3 km S of Galgala, Lavranos & Horwood 10274 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Succulent perennial to 30 cm high and 40 cm in diam., sparsely branching from a short stem to form conical “cushions”; roots fibrous
Morphology Branches
Branches 1.5–2.5 cm thick, with very prominent tubercles 1–1.5 cm apart in 5 spiral series
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields quite separate, crowning the tubercles, oblong, 5–10 x 2–3.5 mm; spines sturdy, to 25 mm long; prickles vestigial, but obvious on seedling plants
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering eyes immediately above the spine-shields; cymes 1–3 in a vertical line, developing successively, 1-forked, with peduncle and cyme-branches 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 3.5 mm in diam.; glands 2 mm broad, touching, orange-yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a recurved pedicel 4 mm long, deeply 3-lobed with truncate base, 2.7 x 3.7 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 2 x 1.5 mm, minutely and closely tuberculate.
Distribution
N2, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 90–900 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia atrox F.K.Horw. ex S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 9, 1991 Lavranos [10274], Somalia 45648.000 holotype
Somalia 45647.000
Lavranos [24739], Somalia 56295.000

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 418 (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

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