1. Family: Brassicaceae Burnett
    1. Genus: Farsetia Turra
      1. Farsetia somalensis (Pax) Engl. ex Gilg & Benedict

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree with hard wood and glossy red- to grey-brown bark, divaricately branched.
    Indumentum
    Young branches, leaves and inflorescences densely hairy.
    Leaves
    Leaves on short side branches, rather congested, 10–25 mm. long, 3–9 mm. broad, acute to obtuse, lamina tapered into a short petiole.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes with 2–5 flowers on 5–8 mm. long pedicels, in fruit not much elongated and with pedicels up to ± 8 mm.
    Calyx
    Sepals 6–7 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals whitish, spathulate with rounded apex, 10–12 mm. long, 3–3.5 mm. broad.
    Stamens
    Filaments nearly linear, all 1-nerved from the base; each lateral stamen surrounded at base by 2 separate, subtriangular, ± 0.4 mm. high nectarial lobes.
    Pistil
    Ovary 5–9 mm. long, hairy only along replum and style; style 3.2–4.2 mm. long, with a semiglobose slightly bifid stigma.
    Fruits
    Siliqua obovate, with upper margin rather straight, ± 16 mm. long, 6–7 mm. broad; valves glabrous; septum with dense fibres and small distinct hyaline areas; style (including stigma) 4.5–5.5 mm. long, very slender.
    Seeds
    Seeds (excluding wing) ± 2.7 mm. across; wing ± 1.5 mm. broad.
    Figures
    Fig. 11/3.
    Habitat
    Rocky places in deciduous bushland; 900–1100 m.
    Distribution
    K1

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Farsetia somalensis (Pax) Engl. ex Gilg & Benedict appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 169 (1915)

    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).
    • O.E. Schulz in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, ed. 2, 17b: 487 (1936).
    • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas3(1): 264 (1915).
    • Gilg & Benedict in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 53: 169 (1915).

    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