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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. & E. Medit. to Pakistan and Arabian Peninsula.
Pulicaria arabica

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb 5–90 cm high; branches often reddish, scabrid
Morphology Leaves
Leaves lanceolate, 2–9´0.4–1 cm, dentate, obtuse, pubescent to scabrid, glandular, sticky
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Capitula in lax corymbs; involucre 5–6 mm long; phyllaries lanceolate, acute, scabridulous and glandular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow or cream; ray florets 4–6 mm long, of which ray 2–5 mm; disk florets 4–4.5 mm long, with hairy apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.2 mm long, pilose and glandular; outer pappus of half-connate scales 0.2–0.3 mm long, inner pappus of 8–10 bristles 2.5–3 mm long.
Distribution
N2 Morocco to Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Arabia, Yemen.
Ecology
Altitude c. 1000 m.
Vernacular
Farohod (Somali).

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Somalia, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen

Introduced into:

Northern Provinces

Pulicaria arabica (L.) Cass. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bunge, A. [1], Iran K000978577 Unknown type material

First published in Dict. Sci. Nat., ed. 2. 44: 94 (1826)

Accepted by

  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2015). Flora of Oman 3: 1-386. National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Meise.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A., Edmondson, J.R. & Hind, D.J.N. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Iraq 6: 1-458. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Qaiser, M. & Abid, R. (2003). Flora of Pakistan 210: 1-215. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Qaiser, M. & Abid, R. (2003). Flora of Pakistan 210: 1-215. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.

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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