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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

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M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Tree, up to 12 m tall, much-branched with ± drooping or arched branches
Morphology General Bark
Bark becoming grey, ± rough; slash red
Morphology General Shoots
Young shoots densely white pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, 2–6 x 0.5–2.3 cm, rounded to cuneate at the base, acute at the apex, with entire margins, soon glabrous and ± shiny above, densely white tomentose beneath; petiole 2–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Male cymes subsessile, c. 6 mm long, tomentose; pedicels 2–5 mm long; sepals c. 3 mm long, ovate to elliptic, 3-nerved; anthers c. 2 mm long Female cymes sessile, tomentose; pedicels c. 7–10 mm long, elongating up to 23 mm in fruit; sepals elliptic-oblong, c. 7–10 mm long in flower, enlarging and up to 23 mm long in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits 6–10 mm long with obvious suture.
Distribution
N1–3; Eritrea, Ethiopia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia
Ecology
Altitude range 1200–2175 m.
Vernacular
Adawih, jedeeyo, jedenyu (Somali).

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Use
B. oleoides has a strong reputation in Somalia to be poisonous to goats and the same is true for Eritrea. However, apparently no investigations of possible poisonous principles have been made.

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen

Barbeya oleoides Schweinf. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Peck, E.F. [3], Malaysia 11028.000
Schweinfurth, G. [1190], Eritrea K000243514 isosyntype
Schweinfurth, G. [1189], Eritrea K000243515 isosyntype
Schweinfurth, G. [622], Eritrea K000243516 isosyntype
Friis, I [15068] K001275018

First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. Ital.: 269 (1892)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [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/
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