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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Medit. to Sahara, Somalia, Socotra.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, entire or almost so, petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers bisexual, in 1–3-flowered clusters in the axils of leaf-like bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments 5; stamens 5, opposite the segments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary semi-inferior; stigmas 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits solitary subglobose 1-seeded capsules, falling off before dehiscence and opening by a lid.
Distribution
One to three species in the Macaronesian and W Mediterranean regions, and in Somalia and Socotra.
Note
This group has mostly been treated as a section of Beta, but molecular studies (Hohmann, Kadereit & Kadereit in Taxon 55: 67–78, 2006), as well as morphology, indicate that it should be given generic rank.

Native to:

Algeria, Baleares, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Libya, Madeira, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Selvagens, Sicilia, Socotra, Somalia, Spain, Tunisia, Western Sahara

Patellifolia A.J.Scott, Ford-Lloyd & J.T.Williams appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Taxon 26: 284 (1977)

Accepted by

  • Thulin, M., Rydberg, A. & Thiede, J. (2010). Identity of Tetragonia pentandra and taxonomy and distribution of Patellifolia (Chenopodiaceae) Willdenowia 40: 5-11.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • 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/
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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