Stapelia getliffei R. Pott

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Stapelia getliffei

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

Stapelia getliffei

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

Stapelia getliffei

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

Stapelia getliffei

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

Stapelia getliffei

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

Stapelia getliffei

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

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Status: Native
Description:
Procumbent succulent perennial. Stems 4-angled, decumbent-ascending, narrow at the base, green to greyish green, softly pubescent. Leaves conspicuous, erect or incurved on the tubercle teeth along the angles, densely pubescent, up to 11 mm. Flowers opening in succession on a shortly pedunculate cyme from the base of the stem. Corolla flat and wheel-shaped 50-80 mm in diameter, deeply lobed, limb with dense long, pale purple hairs. Lobes narrowly elliptic, acute, variable in colour from pale to deep purple along the margins and apex and finely wrinkled with transverse purple lines on creamy yellow, rarely all creamy yellow; margins ciliate with dense long purple hairs. Corona dark purple, outer lobes erect-spreading, c. 5 mm with short bristly hairs at the apex; inner lobes with an erect horn c. 12 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: gettliffei: named after G.F.R. Gettliffe (1873-1948), water driller and farmer from the Transvaal, who collected the type
Habitat: Growing in shade of bushes on alluvial soils in hot dry river valleys.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Tuesday 6 May 2008
Literature:

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 370. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 29.


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


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: Stapelia getliffei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146600, retrieved 28 August 2016

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