Brachystelma gracile E.A. Bruce

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Status: Native
Erect perennial with a simple or branched annual stem, up to 70 cm, growing from a tuber. Leaves variable but mostly filiform or linear up to 40-120 mm long and 1-2 mm wide, blue-green. Flowers axillary in clusters of 1-4. Corolla 10-17mm; lobes green, slender, twisted and united at the tips into a cage; margins with long, soft white hairs. Outer corona with 5 deeply 2-fid lobes; inner lobes spathulate longer than the anthers.
Derivation of specific name: gracile: graceful, slender
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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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 gracile., retrieved 24 October 2016

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