Brachystelma tavalla K. Schum.

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Status: Native
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.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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African Plant Database: Brachystelma tavalla
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Brachystelma tavalla
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachystelma tavalla
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brachystelma tavalla
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachystelma tavalla
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Brachystelma tavalla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachystelma tavalla
Ispot Southern Africa : Brachystelma tavalla
JSTOR Plant Science: Brachystelma tavalla
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachystelma tavalla
Tropicos: Brachystelma tavalla
West African Plants database: Brachystelma tavalla

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., retrieved 5 December 2016

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