Brachystelma furcatum Boele

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Synonyms: Brachystelma sp. no. 2 J.F. Derbyshire
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial, growing from a tuber, with a short annual stem. Leaves lanceolate to elliptic. Flowers axillary, solitary. Corolla deeply incised; lobes linear with tips inflexed to form a cage, white hairs near the base, yellowish on the lower parts, dark purple above. Outer corona 5-lobed, puberulous; inner lobes linear.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: furcatum: furcate, forked
Habitat: In mopane woodland on very saline soil.
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Worldwide distribution: Known only from the type collection (MRHS 33070, SRGH, 24-12-59) at the Matopos Research Station, Longsdale
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Friday 2 March 2007
Literature:

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 132.


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African Plant Database: Brachystelma furcatum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Brachystelma furcatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachystelma furcatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brachystelma furcatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachystelma furcatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Brachystelma furcatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachystelma furcatum
Ispot Southern Africa : Brachystelma furcatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Brachystelma furcatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachystelma furcatum
Tropicos: Brachystelma furcatum
West African Plants database: Brachystelma furcatum


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 furcatum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146210, retrieved 27 August 2016

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