6837.000 Glossostelma Schltr.

Goyder, D.J. (1995) Notes on the African genus Glossostelma Kew Bulletin 50 527-555

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Description of the genus

Erect perennial herbs, with usually solitary simple stems. Inflorescences umbel-like, arising terminally and from upper axils. Corolla campanulate, deeply lobed. Corona 5-lobed, often fleshy, shortly united at base and attached to staminal column. Style head 5-angled. Pollinaria with caudicles shorter and narrower than the pollinia. Follicle usually 1, erect, ovate-lanceolate in outline, not spiny.

Worldwide: 2-3 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Glossostelma carsonii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
carsonii (N.E. Br.) BullockN,C,EDescription, Image
ceciliae (N.E. Br.) GoyderC,E,S
rusapense GoyderC
spathulatum (K. Schum.) BullockN,C,E

Other sources of information about Glossostelma:

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Flora of Malawi: Glossostelma
Flora of Mozambique: Glossostelma
Flora of Zambia: Glossostelma

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Glossostelma
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Glossostelma
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Glossostelma
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Glossostelma
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Glossostelma

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Glossostelma.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1146, retrieved 29 August 2016

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