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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
S1, 7 km from Luuq towards Waajid, then 19 km on road to Yeed, Thulin & Bashir Mohamed 6997 (K holo., MOG UPS iso).
Morphology General Habit
Glabrous annual herb, with prostrate branches to 15 cm long
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, oblong-ovate, 1.5–6 x 0.75–2 mm, margin entire or rarely with a few minute teeth around the apex of larger leaves; stipules 0.5 mm long, linear
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia solitary, subsessile, terminal and pseudoaxillary on short leafy branches, 0.5 mm in diam.; glands minute, red with minute white petaloid appendages
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles minute, spreading, bifid to halfway
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a recurved pedicel 1.5 mm long, obtusely 3-lobed, 1 x 1.3 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds conical, 3-angled, 0.8 x 0.5 mm, surface minutely granular, pink.
Distribution
C2; S1, 2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 1–200 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia salsicola S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thulin, M. [6997], Somalia K000252934 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 681 (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.
  • Yang, Y., Riina, R., Morawetz, J.J., Haevermans, T., Aubriot, X. & Berry, P.E. (2012). Molecular phylogenetics and classification of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce (Euphorbiaceae) Taxon 61: 764-789.

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