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This species is accepted, and its native range is Canary Islands, Medit., N. Somalia.
Rhodalsine geniculata

[FSOM]

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals lanceolate, 4–4.5 x c. 1.5 mm, tip acute, margins narrowly scarious, veins obscure
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals ovate, slightly longer than sepals, ± acute, pink
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 2/3rds as long as sepals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule valves c. 2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds cochleate, c. 0.7 mm diam., brown, testa bluntly tuberculate.
Distribution
N1, 2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 1350–2000 m.
Type
N1, “Golis Range, Darra-as”, Lort-Phillips s.n. (K lecto.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb with numerous slender diffusely branched shoots to c. 30 cm long from ± woody taproot; all parts glandular-pubescent, often densely so
Morphology Leaves
Leaves widely spaced, linear-lanceolate, up to 20–35 x 1.3–3 mm, sessile, tip acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cyme very lax; bracts leaf-like, only slightly reduced; pedicels 12–30 mm long in fruit

[FSOM]
Use
Bally comments that this species was an attractive, drought-tolerant rock garden plant in Nairobi.

Native to:

Algeria, Baleares, Canary Is., Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Portugal, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, Spain, Tunisia, Western Sahara

Rhodalsine geniculata (Poir.) F.N.Williams appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1848 Arenaria procumbens K000313501
Feb 1, 1990 Phillips, E. L., Somalia Minuartia vestita K000313490
Jan 1, 1897 Phillips, E. L. [K15], Somalia Minuartia vestita K000313492
Rico, L. [1862], Tunisia Minuartia geniculata K000296102
Gay, J. [s.n.], Italy Minuartia geniculata K000568030
Gay, J. [s.n.], Italy Minuartia geniculata K000568031
Aug 1, 1844 Bové. [s.n.] Arenaria herniariifolia K000313499
Apr 1, 1844 Munby. [s.n.] Arenaria herniariifolia K000313500
Aug 1, 1839 Bové. [s.n.] Arenaria herniariifolia K000313498

First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 6: 7 (1898)

Accepted by

  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Dobignard, A., Jacquemoud, F. & Jordan, D. (1992). Matériaux pour la conaissance floristique du Sahara occidental et l'Anti-Atlas méridional. I. Pteridophyta à Rosaceae Candollea 47: 113-179.
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1985). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 3. revised edition Sommerfeltia 1: 5-103.
  • Mateos, M.A. & Valdés, B. (2009). Catálogo de la flora vascular del Rif occidental calizo (N de Marruecos). I Selaginellaceae - Rosaceae Lagascalia 29: 105-257.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1977). Flora of Cyprus 1: 1-832. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.

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