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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, “Tug Yibirti”, 1 km up pass, 38 km S of Bargal, Lavranos & Carter & al. 24719 (K holo., EA iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Glabrous shrub 1–1.5 m high, with erect compact branching
Morphology Branches
Branches succulent, green, 1–1.5 cm thick, sparsely covered with callose brown leaf-scars, ultimate branchlets 3–10 mm long
Morphology Leaves
Leaves not seen
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes congested at the branchlet apices in 3-branched umbels surrounding a central bisexual cyathium, with rays 2–6 mm long; bracts ovate, sessile, 4 x 3.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 7–8 mm in diam.; glands 4, or 5–6 on the central cyathium, 3 mm broad
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles many, feathery, white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 2.5 mm long, joined at the base, with shortly bifid rugulose apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule just exserted on a slightly recurved pedicel 6 mm long, very obtusely 3-lobed to subglobose, 7 x 9 mm, tinged with red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid, 3 x 2.75 mm, shallowly tuberculate, pale brown; caruncle 1.5 mm across.
Distribution
N2, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 100–1600 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia pachyclada S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Somalia 51997.000 holotype
Lavranos [24719], Somalia K000252926 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 677 (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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