Brachystelma lancasteri Boele

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Status: Native
Low growing perennial, growing from a tuber. Leaves elliptic to slightly obovate. Flowers 3-5 in axillary clusters. Corolla wheel-shaped but with a shallow tube c. 4 mm deep; lobes linear, dark purple. Outer corona with deeply divided and incised lobes, longer than the gymnostegium; inner lobes linear.
Derivation of specific name: lancasteri: named after Alan Percy-Lancaster (1944-1995), Honorary Vice-President of the Aloe Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe and regular contributor to its EXCELSA publications.
Habitat: In open grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe. It appears to be confined to a very small area in the vicinity of Bulawayo.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Friday 2 March 2007

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


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

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 lancasteri., retrieved 27 October 2016

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