Brachystelma foetidum Schltr.

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Synonyms: Brachystelma rehmannii Schltr.
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Status: Native
Perennial with short annual stems, growing from a tuber. Leaves variable. Flowers in axillary clusters of 2-6 flowers. Corolla up to 25-50 mm in diameter, bell-shaped, lobes purple-brown, greenish yellow with purple-brown spots near the base. Corona bell-shaped, V-shaped on the outer margin; inner lobes linear.
Derivation of specific name: foetidum: foetid, bad-smelling
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Images last updated: Friday 2 March 2007

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 25.


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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: Brachystelma foetidum., retrieved 28 October 2016

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