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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mauritania to NW. India.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Zygophyllaceae, M. Nabil El Hadidi (Faculty of Science, Cairo University). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1985

Morphology General Habit
Perennial pale green pruinose glandular shrublet up to 50 cm. high; branches procumbent or erect; internodes cylindrical, striate, 1.5-3 cm. long, 3-4 mm. in diameter; nodes slightly swollen and whitish green.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves unifoliolate, with a distinct joint between 2-4 mm. long petiole and blade; leaflet ovate-lanceolate, mucronate, 12-16 × 3-5 mm.; spiny stipules needle-like, as long as or shorter than the leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers up 12 mm. across on a short slender peduncle 3-5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate, 3 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals rose-coloured, 6 ×3 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5 + 5; filaments ± 6 mm. long; anthers ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4 × 4 mm., sparingly hairy; peduncle longer than capsule, 5-7 mm. long, reflexed; calyx persistent.
Habitat
Open arid places in sand or lava; ± 400 m.
Distribution
reaching the S. limit of its distribution in Kenyain Asia from Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and S. Arabia K2

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Woody-based perennial or subshrub up to 50 cm tall, erect or ascending, ± densely glandular pubescent; stem striate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1-foliolate or occasionally 2–3-foliolate; blade ovate to lanceolate, 6–15(–22) x 3–5(–8) mm, apiculate, glandular-pubescent; petiole up to 15 mm long; stipules spinescent, shorter to longer than the leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicel 3–6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate, 3–3.5 mm long, glandular, apiculate, persistent in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals pink, c. 6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit c. 4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2–3.2 mm long.
Distribution
N1; C1, 2 North Africa, S Arabia and eastwards to Pakistan and India.
Ecology
Altitude up to c. 1500 m.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Kenya, Kuwait, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Somalia, Sudan, Western Sahara, Yemen

Zygophyllum indicum (Burm.f.) Christenh. & Byng appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6853] Fagonia mysorensis K001124987
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6853] Fagonia mysorensis K001124986
Jan 1, 2002 Heyne, B. [s.n.], India Fagonia indica K000725333
Jan 1, 2002 Rechinger, K.H. [34638], Afghanistan Fagonia indica K000725196 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2002 Kotschy, K.G.T. [312] Fagonia indica K000725197 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2002 Boulos, L. [11134], Qatar Fagonia indica K000725194 holotype
Jan 1, 2002 Kotschy, K.G.T. [312] Fagonia indica K000725198
Heyne, B. [s.n.] Fagonia indica K000725332
Boulos, L. [11134], Qatar Fagonia indica K000725195 isotype
Aucher-Eloy, P.M.R. [4308], Iran Fagonia aucheri K000725192

First published in Global Fl. 4: 93 (2018)

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

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • El Hadidi, M.N. (1972). Flora Iranica 98: 1-32. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of Oman 2: 1-220. National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Meise.
  • Townsend, C.C. & Guest, E. (eds.) (1980). Flora of Iraq 4(1): 1-628. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.

Flora of Somalia
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