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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 S of “Dhurbo” on road to “El Gal”, Thulin & Warfa 5953 (K holo., MOG UPS iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Slender tree 3 m high, with whitish bark and softly woody branches covered in horizontally elongated leaf-scars
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, linear-lanceolate, 4 x 0.8 cm, apex apiculate (only young ones seen)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in 4–5-branched umbels, with rays 1–5 cm long, forking 2–3 times; bracts red, transversely elliptic, 1.5–2 x 3–3.5 cm, with abruptly apiculate apex, enfolding the cyathia
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 1–1.2 cm in diam., pubescent; glands 4, spreading, 3 x 6 mm, with 10–15 tapering processes on the outer margin, 1 mm long with scarcely thickened apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens pubescent, with glabrous anthers
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude c. 800 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia thulinii S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thulin [5953], Somalia K000252942 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.

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