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

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate to opposite, often in axillary tufts on older shoots, fleshy with short, constricted, brown indurated base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowering stems with reduced leaves or bracts, flowers in dense axillary clusters and often forming ± continuous spikes; bracteoles small, scarious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers ± sessile, 5-merous, central flowers in cluster bisexual, outer flowers often female with smaller perianth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth at anthesis with a short tube and incurved lobes, the lobes fleshy and usually with a dorsal, ± gibbous appendage near base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, anthers exserted, alternating with small ± fleshy staminode-like scales
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary free, style tapered with 2(–3) short, ± recurved stigmas
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Fruiting calyx
Fruiting perianth ± cylindrical, tube half to 2/3rd of total length, sometimes slightly enlarged at base; lobes incurved with dorsal gibbosity in bisexual flowers, tube shorter and lobes more erect in female flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ovoid, slightly longer than perianth, thick-walled and nutlet-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed vertical, testa very thin.
Note
One species only. See Boulos, Friis & Gilbert (loc. cit.) for a revision of the generic limits between Sevada, Lagenantha and other previously accepted genera.

Native to:

Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

Sevada Moq. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 154 (1849)

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 Kew Bull. 30: 369 (1975)
  • Boulos, Friis & Gilbert in Nord. J. Bot 11: 313–315 (1991).
  • 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