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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Somalia.
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

Type
N2, “Surud Range N of Erigavo”, 10°48’N, 47°22’E, Gillett & Watson 23831 (K holo., EA iso.).
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, softly woody towards the base, aromatic
Morphology Stem
Stems ascending, terete, finely striate, shortly pubescent to glabrous, up to 40 cm long
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1 to 2 times ternately divided, rigid, segments up to c. 2 cm wide, acute, toothed, with somewhat revolute margins; sheaths up to c. 4 mm long, shortly pubescent; petiole up to 4 cm long, shorter in upper leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels shortly pubescent to subglabrous with peduncles up to 6(–11.5) cm long; rays 5–17, 7–30 mm long; bracts 1 to several, c. 5 mm long; flowers c. 5–25 in each partial umbel, on 2–5 mm long pedicels; bracteoles 4–7, short, filiform, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes small, acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals cream or yellowish-green, c. 0.6 mm long, pubescent outside, with an inflexed tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits ovoid, c. 3 x 2 mm; slightly laterally compressed, shortly pubescent or ± glabrescent; primary ribs whitish; vittae 1 in each groove, 2 on each commissural face; stylopodia conical; styles about as long as the stylopodia, divergent to reflexed.
Distribution
N2, 3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 900–2050 m.
Vernacular
Dagan kohr (Somali).
Note
This is the only species of Seseli known from tropical Africa and its generic position is not entirely certain. A similar, so far undescribed species is found on Socotra.

Native to:

Somalia

Seseli scopulorum C.C.Towns. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gillett, J.B. [23831], Somalia K000311057 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 38: 343 (1983)

Accepted by

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P.M. & Magee, A.R. (2013). African Apiaceae: a synopsis of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: 1- 317. Briza Academic Books, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P.M. & Magee, A.R. (2013). African Apiaceae: a synopsis of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: 1- 317. Briza Academic Books, Pretoria.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
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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