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Photo: Darrel Plowes
In plot next to Chimanimani Hotel, Melsetter.
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Description: Low-growing perennial herb growing from a tuber. Stem short, annual, short, simple or sparsely branched, with coarse hairs. Leaves linear, up to 75 × 10 mm, finely hairy. Flowers in axillary clusters, up to 12 mostly opening in succession. Corolla bell-shaped, dark purple with long narrow lobes widening near the base, covered in fine hairs. Outer corona cup-shaped with 5 incised lobes. Inner lobes longer than the gymnostegium.
Derivation of specific name:
floribundum: with abundant flowers
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 2 March 2007
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Other sources of information about Brachystelma floribundum: External websites: Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Brachystelma floribundum EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Brachystelma floribundum ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Brachystelma floribundum Flora Zambesiaca
Brachystelma floribundum Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Brachystelma floribundum IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Brachystelma floribundum Ispot Southern Africa
Brachystelma floribundum JSTOR Plant Science
Brachystelma floribundum Kew Herbarium catalogue
Brachystelma floribundum Tropicos
Brachystelma floribundum West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brachystelma floribundum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146190, retrieved 27 September 2016
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