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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, 8 km W of Bargal, Lavranos & Carter & al. 24730 (K holo., MOG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Semi-prostrate succulent perennial, with sprawling stem to 75 cm long, sparsely branched; roots fibrous
Morphology Stem
Stem and branches terete, 1.5–2 cm thick, with prominent tubercles 7–10 mm apart in 5 loosely spiral series separated by deep grooves
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields separate, completely crowning the tubercles, suborbicular to obovate, 3–6 x 2.5–3.5 mm; spines robust, 1.5–2 cm long; prickles rudimentary, 0.2–0.5 mm long, but obvious, to 5 mm long, on seedling plants before branches are produced
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence not seen.
Distribution
N3 known only from the extreme northeast.
Ecology
Altitude c. 300 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia prona S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lavranos [24730], Somalia K000246756 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 420 (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
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0