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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Verde to NW. India.
Cleome brachycarpa

[FTEA]

Capparidaceae, J. Elffers, R. A. Graham & G. P. Dewolf. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1964

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, spreading and branched, up to 3 dm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stems beset with short stiff glandular hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, 3–5-foliolate; leaflets linear-lanceolate to obovate, up to 9 mm. long, 1–4 mm. wide, glabrous or nearly so above, scattered glandular-pubescent on the lower surface and margins; petiole 2–20 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence racemose with a gradual transition from leaves to leafy bracts.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals elliptic-lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, usually glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5–7.5 mm. long, yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynophore
Gynophore up to 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules 3–8 mm. long, 2–3 mm. across, glandular, terminating in a very obvious persistent style, 3–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0.5–0.8 mm. in diameter, dark maroon-brown, finely rugulose.
Figures
Fig. 2/15, p. 10.
Habitat
Deciduous bushland and semi-desert scrub; 0–1300 m.
Distribution
Sudan Republic west to Mali K1 K2 K7

[FWTA]

Capparidaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
A low diffuse herb, with numerous branches from a woody rhizome.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herb up to 30 cm tall; stem thinly pubescent with short stiff glandular hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3–5-foliolate; leaflets linear-lanceolate to obovate, the median up to 13 x 4 mm, the lateral somewhat shorter, with scattered glandular hairs on lower surface and margins; petiole 0.2–2 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals c. 2 mm long, usually glandular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, 5–7.5 mm long, equal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules 3–8(–14) x 1.5–3 mm, glandular, spreading, ending in the persistent, 3–4 mm long style, sessile or almost so
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0.5–0.8 mm in diam., dark brown, finely rugulose.
Distribution
N1–3; C1, 2; S1–3 Djibouti, Socotra, Eritrea, Ethiopia and west to Mali and Cape Verde Is., also Arabia and east to Pakistan.
Ecology
Altitude range 0–1380 m.
Vernacular
Dufnod (Somali).

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, West Himalaya, Yemen

Cleome brachycarpa Vahl ex DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1991 Schimper, W. [762] K000643942
Apr 1, 1991 Hooker, J.D. [55] K000643944
Apr 1, 1991 s.coll. [10] K000643943
Schweinfurth, G. [289], Socotra K000230597
Schimper, W. [762] K000643941

First published in Prodr. 1: 240 (1824)

Accepted by

  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Elffers, J., Graham, R.A. & Dewolf, G.P. (1964). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Capparidaceae: 1-88.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
  • Nasir, E. & Ali, S.I. (eds.) (1970-1995). Flora of West Pakistan 1-131.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Shaheen, H., Qureshi, R., Akram, A., Gulfraz, M. & Potter, D. (2014). A preliminary floristic checklist of Thal desert Punjab, Pakistan Pakistn Journal of Botany 46: 13-18.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Fl. Viv. 1: 157.
  • —F.T.A. 1: 77

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin & L. E. Kers [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Pickering, H. & Awale, A. I. (2018). Introduction to plants in Central Somaliland. Ponte Invisibile, Redsea Cultural Foundation.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • DC., Prodr. 1: 240 (1824).
  • F. W. Andr., Fl. Pl. A.-E. Sudan 1: 44 (1950).
  • Gilg & Bened. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 53: 154 (1915).
  • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 87 (1954).
  • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 77 (1868).

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