Perennial herb growing from a tuber. Annual stems 1-several, up to 30 cm high, branches spreading, densely tomentose. Leaves lanceolate-elliptic, up to 60 × 20 mm, densely tomentose on both surfaces. Flowers in axillary clusters of 3-4, normally without a scent. Corolla 18-20 mm in diameter, wheels with a very shallow or no tube. Lobes lanceolate, light yellow-green to purple, apical half with 20-30 purple bristles. Outer corona cup-shaped with 5 shallow pockets, yellow; inner lobes linear-lanceolate just overtopping the gymnostegium.
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 tavalla. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146290, retrieved 26 August 2016