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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to Arabian Peninsula, Turkey to Xinjiang and Pakistan.
Halothamnus auriculus subsp. acutifolius

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Subshrubs, usually much branched
Morphology Leaves
Leaves scale-like, ovate or spine-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in spike-like or branched inflorescences, or single in the axils of leaf-like bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts and bracteoles usually shorter than the fruiting perianth, not hardening
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, (4–)5-merous; perianth-segments ± scarious, each usually developing a prominent transverse wing in fruit; stamens 5; stigmas 2, ± linear or often flattened, with or without style
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Infructescences
Fruiting perianth with cylindrical, indurated lower part; bottom of perianth flat, forming a clearly marked circular or pentagonal shape with 5 radiating ribs, between which 5 regularly placed groves
Morphology General Traps
Utricle included within persistent perianth, subglobose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed subglobose, horizontal; testa membranous; embryo in conical spiral.
Distribution
About 20 species, distributed from tropical NE Africa through Saudi Arabia to Central Asia.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gulf States, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang, Yemen

Halothamnus Jaub. & Spach appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ill. Pl. Orient. 2: 50 (1845)

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

  • Botschantzev in Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 18: 146–176 (1981).
  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by I. Friis & M. G. Gilbert [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