Cyclamen somalenseThulin & Warfa, spec. nova, the first member of the genus known from tropical Africa, is described from the Al Miskat Mts in NE. Somalia. The new species is closely related to the E. MediterraneanC. persicumMill. The disjunct Mediterranean element in the mountain flora of northern Somalia, to whichC. somalense belongs, is believed to be largely a relict of Tertiary origin.
Angiosperms PrimulaceaeCyclamenC. somalenseTaxonomy phytogeography Mediterranean floristic element Flora of Somalia