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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, Eyl airstrip, 19 km N of Eyl, Lavranos & Carter & al. 23417 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Stiffly woody much-branched shrublet 5–10 cm high, 25–30 cm in diam., with smooth reddish bark
Morphology Roots
Roots nodular, producing 1 to several woody oval tubers 2 cm long resembling goat droppings, 10 cm or more below ground level
Morphology Branches
Branches spreading horizontally, young branchlets minutely hispid
Morphology Leaves
Leaves minutely hispid, obovate, 8–12 x 6–9 mm, margin undulate; petiole 1 mm long; glandular stipules minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in 3-branched umbels with primary rays 1–1.5 cm long, forking once; bracts sessile, lanceolate, 3.5 x 1.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 2.5 mm in diam.; glands 5, 1 mm broad, yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary exserted, glabrous; styles 1.5 mm long, joined at the base, spreading with scarcely bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule exserted on a recurved pedicel 5 mm long, oblong-trigonous, 3.8 x 2.8 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong, compressed, 3 x 2 mm, apex acute, surface lightly wrinkled, caruncle 1.5 mm wide, pale yellow.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude c. 300 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia scatorhiza S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Somalia 50941.000 holotype
Lavranos: Carter [23417], Somalia K000252824 holotype

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 684 (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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