Stathmostelma pauciflorum (Klotzsch) K. Schum.

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Stathmostelma pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside between Odzani Bridge and Osborne Dam

Stathmostelma pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside between Odzani Bridge and Osborne Dam

Stathmostelma pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside between Odzani Bridge and Osborne Dam

Stathmostelma pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside stop, by Harare to Shamva Road, Saratoga Farm

Stathmostelma pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside stop, by Harare to Shamva Road, Saratoga Farm

Stathmostelma pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside stop, by Harare to Shamva Road, Saratoga Farm

Stathmostelma pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside stop, by Harare to Shamva Road, Saratoga Farm

Stathmostelma pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside stop, by Harare to Shamva Road, Saratoga Farm

Stathmostelma pauciflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Roadside stop, by Harare to Shamva Road, Saratoga Farm

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Synonyms: Asclepias reflexa (Britten & Rendle) Britten & Rendle
Gomphocarpus pauciflorus Klotzsch
Stathmostelma reflexum Britten & Rendle
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb with annual stems, growing from a vertical tuberous rootstock. Stem with milky latex, single, mostly unbranched, up to 1 m tall, pubescent with short white hairs. Leaves opposite, narrowly linear, up to 14 cm long with stiff white hairs, particularly on the margin and the midrib below. Flowers in terminal or occasionally extra-axillary 3-7(-12)-flowered erect umbels on a peduncle, 7-30 cm long. Corolla lobes orange to purple-red, strongly reflexed, hairless outside, minutely papillose inside. Corona lobes yellow to bright orange, erect and somewhat fleshy, folded; lower margin with a tooth arching over the column. No tooth in the cavity of the corona lobes. Fruit a single follicle, fusiform, c. 8 × 0.5 cm, smooth, hairless, erect on a straight pedicel.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pauciflorum: few-flowered
Habitat: In seasonally waterlogged grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 18 November 2015
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 100 - 101. (Includes a picture).

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 22. also as Stathmostelma reflexum

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 27.

Goyder, D.J. (1998). A revision of the African genus Stathmostelma K. Schum. Kew Bulletin 53 Pages 606 - 612.


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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: Species information: Stathmostelma pauciflorum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145940, retrieved 4 December 2016

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