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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Somalia, Yemen.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

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

Vegetative Multiplication Corms
Corm up to c. 3 cm long
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 2–6, produced at the same time as the flowers, 5–20 x 0.3–1 cm, linear, acute, ascending or spreading, glabrous or with scabrid-serrulate margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 1 or 2, pinkish-purple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals up to c. 5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with free parts of filaments up to c. 6 mm long; anthers c. 2–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary oblong; styles up to c. 30 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 1.5 cm long; seeds c. 1.6 mm across.
Distribution
N2, 3; Ethiopia, Yemen
Ecology
Altitude range 1200–1425 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia, Yemen

Colchicum schimperianum (Hochst.) C.Archer appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1994 Roth [106], Ethiopia Merendera schimperiana K000366032
Jan 1, 1994 Schimper [306], Ethiopia Merendera schimperiana K000366031 Unknown type material
Schimper [1167], Ethiopia Merendera schimperiana K000366029 isotype
Schimper [1126], Ethiopia Merendera schimperiana K000366030 isotype
Schimper [1167], Ethiopia Merendera schimperiana K000366028 isotype
Collenette [254], Somalia Merendera schimperiana K000366027 holotype
Collenette [254], Somalia Merendera schimperiana K000366026 holotype
Collenette [254], Somalia Merendera schimperiana K000366025 holotype

First published in Bothalia 38: 83 (2008)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Androcymbium schimperianum.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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