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This species is accepted, and its native range is Sahara & Sahel to Arabian Peninsula.
Cynanchum boveanum

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb to 15 cm
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; petiole 3–15 mm long; blade 0.5–3 x 0.5–2 cm, lower leaves markedly larger than the upper, elliptic-­oblong, apex obtuse or rounded, margin smooth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences with c. 5 flowers; pedicels 2–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals linear or lanceolate, 2–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white ageing to cream, sometimes tinged pink or purple; tube c. 1 mm long, campanulate; lobes c. 3 x 1 mm, lanceolate, acute, the margins somewhat recurved, sparsely pubescent outside, glabrous within
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona-lobes 1–3 mm long, broadly ovate below, sometimes with acute shoulders, tapering gradually or abruptly into a subulate tooth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmatic head forming a low cone.
Distribution
N1 widely distributed through arid North Africa and Arabia.
Ecology
Altitude range: sea level to 1200 m.
Note
Somali material belongs to subsp. boveanum.

Native to:

Algeria, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sinai, Somalia, Sudan, Western Sahara, Yemen

Cynanchum boveanum Decne. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Carter [1968], Sudan Glossonema boveanum 53975.000
Ellenbeck [195], Somalia Glossonema boveanum K000234412 Unknown type material
Ethiopia Glossonema boveanum K000234413 Unknown type material
Schimper, W. [2219], Ethiopia Glossonema boveanum K000234414 Unknown type material

First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 4: 82 (1835)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Glossonema boveanum.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 2: 1-429. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M. & Long, G. (eds.) in Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M., & Long, G. (1984). Med-checklist 3: Dicotyledones (Convolvulaceae - Labiatae) 1: 1-330. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Ville de Genève.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Somalia

  • Pickering, H. & Awale, A. I. (2018). Introduction to plants in Central Somaliland. Ponte Invisibile, Redsea Cultural Foundation.

Flora of Somalia
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