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

[FSOM]

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

Type
N3, 13 km E of Qardho airstrip, Nugent 25 (EA holo.)
Morphology Stem
Stems 0–15 cm tall from large tuberous rootstock, glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 2–3-pinnate, glabrous, with 3–4 pairs of pinnae; leaflets 3–5 per pinna, obovate, c. 0.5 x 0.5 cm, yellowish-green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow or dull purplish brown; receptacle cup-shaped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 0.9–1.2 cm long, ciliate at apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 1.2–1.3 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit unknown.
Distribution
N3 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 470–700 m.
Vernacular
Mawe (Somali).

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[FSOM]
Use
Also used to treat intestine diseases. Tubers are cut and crushed and put in water containers for livestock to get rid of stomach parasites.

Native to:

Somalia

Moringa pygmaea Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thulin, M. [16683], Somalia K000569395

First published in Kew Bull. 40: 18 (1985)

Accepted by

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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