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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, S. Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or subshrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, 1-foliolate; stipules entirely fused, membranous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary at each node, 5-merous, regular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals pink
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10, in 2 whorls; filaments without scales
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc smooth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 5-angled, glabrous, 5-celled; style and stigma simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a loculicidal capsule, ± ovoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with endosperm, mucilaginous, but without internal structures; hilum almost as long as seed; aril present, formed from a short conspicuously widened funicle.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Oman, Somalia

Melocarpum (Engl.) Beier & Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Pl. Syst. Evol. 240: 37 (2003)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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