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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to N. Tanzania.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Decumbent herb, rooting from lower nodes, glabrous or pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves narrowly elliptic to broadly ovate, 0.5–3(–5) x 0.3–1.5 cm, obtuse to subacute, narrowing below into very short petiole, sometimes with scattered dark dots on the underside; margin entire or almost so; petioles united at base into short sheath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in few-flowered terminal cyme or solitary in leaf axils, 5(–6)-merous; pedicels 2–15(–40) mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals linear-lanceolate, 3–3.5 mm long, shortly united
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white to pink, oblong-lanceolate to oblong-obovate, 4–6 mm long, obtuse or acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 6–10 per carpel, c. 0.3–0.4 x 0.2 mm, tuberculate.

[FTEA]

Crassulaceae, G.E. Wickens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
A decumbent succulent ? annual or perennial herb; stems 4-angled when dry, glabrous or pubescent, little branched, rooting at the lower nodes.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile, narrowly elliptic or elliptic to obovate, oblong-ovate or spathulate, rarely broadly ovate, 0.5–3(–5) cm. long, 0.3–1.5 cm. wide, apex obtuse to subacute, base cuneate to long attenuate, margins sometimes very shallowly crenate, sometimes with numerous scattered reddish glands; petioles ± 1 mm. long, those of opposite leaves united and forming a shallow sheath around the stem.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a rather condensed few-flowered terminal cyme or occasionally flowers solitary in the leaf-axils; pedicels slender, 2–15(–40) mm. long, glabrous or pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes linear-lanceolate, 3–3.5 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide, shortly united at the base, glabrous or pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white or pink, oblong-lanceolate to oblong-obovate, 4–6 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, obtuse or acute and minutely hooded, glabrous or pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments 3–4 mm. long; anthers oblong, ± 0.4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales trapeziform, widest at the apex, ± 0.5 mm. long, or obscure.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels oblong, 3.5 mm. long, glabrous; style 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 6–10 per carpel, broadly ellipsoid, ±0.3–0.4 mm. long, 0.2 mm. wide, tuberculate.

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

Crassula volkensii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 1977 Volkens, G. [328], Tanzania K000310067 isotype
Kenya Crassula galunkensis 41759.000
Bally, P.R.O. [11700] Crassula galunkensis 13850.000

First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 189 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Wickens & Bywater in Kew Bulletin 34: 635 (1980).
  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 104 (1974).
  • Jacobsen, Lex. Succ. Pl.: 168 (1974).
  • Bally in Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 15:12 (1940).
  • Engl., Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(1): 283 (1915).
  • Engl., Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C:189 (July 1895)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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