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This species is accepted, and its native range is Egypt to Kenya, Arabian Peninsula, S. Iran to W. Himalaya.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual bright green glabrous herb or sbrublet up to 25 cm. high; branches procumbent or ascending; internodes 4-6 cm. long, 2-3 mm. in diameter; nodes slightly swollen.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, unifoliolate; leaflet linear, up to 40 mm. long, 3 mm. broad, mucronate; spiny stipules needle-like, as long as or longer than the leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers up to 9 mm. across; peduncle 4-8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals lanceolate, 2.5 × 1.5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals pink, 5 × 2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5 + 5; filaments 8 mm. long; anthers ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 5 × 5 mm., glabrous; peduncle 9-12 mm. long, reflexed; calyx deciduous.
Figures
Fig. 3.
Habitat
Open arid places on soda lake deposits, elsewhere on rocky elevations or on cystalline gypsum; 600-1050 m.
Distribution
Horn of Africa and along Red Sea in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Socotra and Arabia K6

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Herb or subshrub to c. 40 cm tall, erect or ascending, glabrous or ± glandular; stem striate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1-foliolate or lower ones 3-foliolate; blade linear to narrowly elliptic, 10–40 x 1.5–5 mm, apiculate; petiole if present up to c. 6 mm long; stipules spinescent, 5–20 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicel 4–10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals lanceolate to narrowly ovate, 2.5–4 mm long, apiculate, soon falling
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals pink, 5–6 mm long, obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 4–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2.5–3 mm long.
Distribution
N1–3; C1, 2; S1 Djibouti, Socotra, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, S Arabia and eastwards to Pakistan.
Ecology
Altitude range 0–1300 m.
Vernacular
Awan ad, goroyo kaxaaris (Somali)

Native to:

Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Kenya, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, West Himalaya, Yemen

Zygophyllum paulayanum (J.Wagner & Vierh.) Christenh. & Byng appears in other Kew resources:

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

  • El Hadidi, M.N. (1972). Flora Iranica 98: 1-32. Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz.
  • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India Nelumbo 54: 39-91.

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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