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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Sahara to Arabian Peninsula and Syria.
Cleome droserifolia

[FSOM]

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

Type
N2, “Yaffar in Ouarsangueli”, Révoil s.n. (P holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb or shrublet, 0.2–0.4 m tall; stem densely pilose with curly hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple; blade 15–24 x 8–16 mm, broadly elliptic to ovate, mucronate, densely pubescent on both surfaces, with 3 prominent nerves from the base; petiole to 12 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts spreading-ascending, subsessile or with petioles to c. 2 mm long; pedicels 9–12 mm long in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals c. 5 mm long, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow with violet midvein, pubescent, somewhat longer than sepals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 7–8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules oblong, c. 13–16 x 4 mm, puberulous and with scattered short-stalked glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 0.7 mm in diam., brown, minutely tuberculate.
Distribution
N2, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 30–130 m.
Vernacular
Gorof (Somali).

Native to:

Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gulf States, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

Cleome droserifolia (Forssk.) Delile appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [85] Cleome pruinosa K000643928 Unknown type material
s.coll. [85] Cleome pruinosa K000643929

First published in Descr. Egypte, Hist. Nat. 2(Mém.): 250 (1813)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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