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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
C1, 14 km W of Wisil, Lavranos & Carter & al. 23351 (K holo., EA MOG, iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Densely branched woody shrub 1–1.5 m high, with dark grey bark; branching regularly trichotomous, with ultimate branchlets spine-tipped
Morphology Leaves
Leaves clustered on much-abbreviated shoots, obovate, spathulate or panduriform, 3–8 x 2–5 mm (probably larger when in full growth), sparsely pubescent when young, soon glabrous, apex often emarginate, base often narrowed, sometimes abruptly, into a petiole to 1.5 mm long; glandular stipules minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes terminal on the abbreviated shoots, forked once, with peduncle and rays 4 mm long; bracts similar to the leaves but much smaller, 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 5 mm in diam.; glands 5, spreading, saucer-shaped, 1.8 mm broad
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens and bracteoles very many
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile, densely pubescent; styles 1 mm long, joined at the base, with strongly recurved, channelled, thickened, scarcely bifid apices
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.
Distribution
N3; C1 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 140–300 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia tripartita S.Carter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lavranos [23351], Somalia K000252825

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 12: 688 (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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