Brachystelma punctatum Boele

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Status: Native
Low growing perennial with branched stems growing form a tuber. Leaves obovate. Flowers in pairs. Corolla wheel-shaped with lobes up to 15 mm. Two colour forms are recorded: yellow-green or maroon with yellow dots. Outer corona with 5 incised lobes; inner lobes reduced to small protuberances, dark brown.
Derivation of specific name: punctatum: marked with dots or translucent glands
Habitat: In Julbernardia woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe only.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,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 Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brachystelma punctatum
African Plant Database: Brachystelma punctatum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Brachystelma punctatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brachystelma punctatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachystelma punctatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brachystelma punctatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachystelma punctatum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Brachystelma punctatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Brachystelma punctatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachystelma punctatum
Ispot Southern Africa: Brachystelma punctatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Brachystelma punctatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachystelma punctatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystelma punctatum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Brachystelma punctatum
Tropicos: Brachystelma punctatum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brachystelma punctatum., retrieved 16 December 2017

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