1. Family: Brassicaceae Burnett
    1. Genus: Farsetia Turra
      1. Farsetia robecchiana Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to N. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

    Cruciferae, Bengt Jonsell (University of Stockholm). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

    Habit
    Subshrub, 20–60 cm. high, with long spreading branches.
    Stem
    Old shoots strongly woody with grey-brown bark; young stems, leaves and inflorescences greyish green from dense cover of hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves not very crowded (internodes 5–25 mm.), lanceolate to elliptic, 15–45 mm. long, 2.5–20 mm. broad, obtuse but often pointed, attenuate into a 0.5–3 mm. long petiole.
    Inflorescences
    Flowering racemes elongate, with 5–10 flowers on 1.5–6 mm. long pedicels; fruiting racemes up to 12 cm. long, with 6–9 mm. long ascending pedicels.
    Calyx
    Sepals 7–11 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals greenish, probably purplish when older, clawed, 12–16 mm. long; blade with rounded apex, 5–6 mm. long, 2.5–3.5 mm. broad.
    Filaments
    Longer filaments subulate, shorter linear, all 1-nerved.
    Nectaries
    Each lateral stamen surrounded at base by a horseshoe-shaped nectary.
    Pistil
    Ovary 5.5–7 mm. long, hairy all round; style thick, ± 1 mm. long; stigma conoidal, bifid, ± 1.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Siliqua oblong, 15–26 mm. long, 3–6 mm. broad, 2.5–5 times as long as broad; valves hairy; septum with very densely interwoven fibres and minute hyaline areas; style subulate, 1.5–2 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds (excluding wing) 1.8–2.5 mm. across; wing 1.5–2.5 mm. broad.
    Figures
    Fig. 11/4.
    Habitat
    Sandy to gravelly, arid, open deciduous bushland; 650–750 m.
    Distribution
    K1

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Farsetia robecchiana Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Annuario Reale Ist. Bot. Roma 9: 248 (1902)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Jonsell, B. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cruciferae: 1-73.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 157 (1954).
    • Engl. in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3 (1): 264 (1915).
    • Engl. in Ann. Ist. Bot. Roma 9: 248 (1902)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0