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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
C1, 34 km W of Hobyo, E of “Gowein” village, Lavranos & Carter & al. 23345 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Dwarf prostrate succulent perennial to 25 cm in diam.
Morphology Stem
Stem to 15 cm long, with 5–8 branches; stem and branches terete, 1–1.5 cm thick, with prominent tubercles 3–5 mm apart, crowned by the spine-shields and forming 8–10 longitudinal ridges
Morphology General Spines
Spine-shields separate, suborbicular, 2 x 2 mm, grey; spines 5–18 mm long, slender; prickles 0.3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes solitary, 1-forked, with peduncle and cyme-branches 0.5–1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 2.5 mm in diam.; glands 1.1 mm broad, spreading, touching, brownish yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary pedicellate; styles 0.8 mm long, with thickened minutely bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule (and seeds) not seen, but exserted on a recurved pedicel 2.5 mm long.
Distribution
C1, known only from the type.
Ecology
Altitude c. 360 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia johannis S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Somalia 50627.000 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

Kew Backbone Distributions
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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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