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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Verde to Central India.
Cleome scaposa

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect slender-branched herb
Morphology General Indumentum
Roughly setose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb; stem pubescent with stalked glands and spreading eglandular hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple; blade up to 2 cm long, broadly ovate to suborbicular, cordate at the base, scabrid on both surfaces; petiole up to 2.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax and few-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals c. 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, 3–5 mm long, equal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules 15–35 x c. 1 mm, glabrous or sparsely glandular, spreading, sessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0.5–0.8 mm in diam., black, papillose.
Distribution
N1, 2 Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, N Tanzania, Sudan and west to Mauretania, also in Arabia and eastwards to Pakistan.
Ecology
Altitude up to 900 m.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, low and much branched, up to 3 dm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stem abundantly covered with stalked glands and glandular hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple; blade broadly ovate to suborbicular, seldom more than 2 cm. long, very scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence rather lax, up to 17 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ± 2 mm. long, glandular-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules sessile, curved, 1.5–2.8 cm. long, glabrous or rather sparsely glandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0.6–0.8 mm. in diameter, black, papillose.
Figures
Fig. 2/14, p. 10.
Habitat
Deciduous bushland and semi-desert scrub on bare, sandy or stony ground; 500–900 m.
Distribution
K1 K2 Sudan Republic to Mali and Nigeria, also Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somali Republic (N.), Arabia and eastwards to the Punjab

Native to:

Burkina, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zaïre

Cleome scaposa DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
[Hooker, J.D.] [45] K000643938 syntype
[Hooker, J.D.] [44] K000643939

First published in Prodr. 1: 239 (1824)

Accepted by

  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Berhaut, J. (1974). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 2: 1-695. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hedge, I. & Lamond, J. (1970). Flora Iranica 68: 1-32. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • 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: 152.
  • —Gilg & Benedict in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 53: 153

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Berhaut, J. (1974). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 2: 1-695. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin & L. E. Kers [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • DC., Prodr. 1: 239 (1824).
  • F. W. Andr., Fl. Pl. A.-E. Sudan 1: 43 (1950).
  • Gilg & Bened. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 53: 153 (1915).
  • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 87 (1954).

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