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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
N2, “Ahl Mts”, Hildebrandt 870 (K drawing of holo., BM iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Laxly branched tree 2–6 m high, with smooth, pale grey bark and softly woody branches covered with horizontally elongated leaf-scars
Morphology Leaves
Leaves crowded at the branch apices, sessile, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate-obovate, 5–12 x 1–3 cm, apex rounded, apiculate, margin entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in 3–5-branched umbels, with rays 1.5–15 cm long, forking 2–4 times; bracts deltoid, 2–5 x 1.5–4 cm, base cordate, apex noticeably apiculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Cyathia 2–2.5 cm in diam., densely pubescent; glands 5, spreading, 3–4 x 6–8 mm, yellow to purplish with 5–10 tapering pubescent processes on the outer margin, 2–4 mm long and terminating in small wrinkled glabrous knobs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens pubescent, including the anthers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles pubescent, 7–10 mm long, erect, joined to halfway, with thickened shortly bifid apices; perianth obvious below the ovary, 3-lobed with lobes 1.5 mm long, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule scarcely exserted on a pedicel 5–8 mm long, subglobose, 10–12 mm in diam., densely pubescent, reddish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subglobose and slightly 4-angled with truncate base, 4.5 x 4 mm, with a smooth mat surface, greyish brown.
Distribution
N2, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 350–1500 m.
Vernacular
De-erh, doqoneeye, falanfalaho, habartaca (Somali)
Note
E. meuleniana Schwartz from Hadramaut in S Yemen is very similar, but has leaves which are always linear-lanceolate to 1 cm wide, and cyathia with 4 involucral glands bearing 10–12 more slender processes 3–5 mm long.

Native to:

Somalia

Euphorbia noxia Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Collenette [202], Somalia 4102.000
Rauh [13227], Yemen 50939.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 124 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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