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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Africa to N. Somalia and SW. Pakistan.
Diplotaxis harra

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, erect, much branched rigid herb, up to 150 cm tall, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, lower ones up to 12 x 5 cm, ovate to obovate or elliptic, coarsely dentate to crenate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes long and lax
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 15–18 mm long, first patent, finally curved downwards
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4–5 mm long, hispidulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 8–12 mm long, bright yellow, clawed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Siliquae 40–55 x c. 3 mm with c. 1.5 mm long beak and c. 3 mm long, curved gynophore, from which siliqua hangs down; valves rather thin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 1.2 mm long, ellipsoid, light red brown, smooth.
Distribution
N2, 3 N Africa, Middle East
Ecology
Altitude range 1000–1800 m.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Gulf States, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, Spain, Tunisia, Yemen

Diplotaxis harra (Forssk.) Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Lindey [98], Iraq K000653890 isotype

First published in Fl. Orient. 1: 388 (1867)

Accepted by

  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Daoud, H.S. in Al-Rawi, A. (1985). Flora of Kuwait 1: 1-224. Alden Press Ltd., U.K.
  • 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. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Hedge, J. & Rechinger, K.H. (1968). Flora Iranica 57: 1-372. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.
  • Jalas, J., Suominen, J. & Lampinen, R. (eds.) (1996). Atlas Florae Europaeae. Distribution of vascular plants in Europe 11: 1-310.
  • Jongbloed, M., Western, R.A. & Boer, B. (2000). Annotated Check-list for plants in the U.A.E.: 1-90. Zodiac Publishing, Dubai.
  • 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.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

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

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