8082.000 Brachystephanus Nees


Description of the genus

Herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Inflorescence a spike (in ours); terminal or axillary. Sepals 5, linear. Corolla 2-lipped; tube very long and slender; lobes subequal. Fertile stamens 2, long-exserted; anthers 1-thecous; staminodes 0. Ovary and style base glabrous; style capitate. Seeds without hygroscopic hairs.

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Brachystephanus africanus var. africanus

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africanus S. Moore var. africanus [CR]EDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Brachystephanus
Flora of Malawi: Brachystephanus
Flora of Mozambique: Brachystephanus
Flora of Zambia: Brachystephanus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brachystephanus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brachystephanus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachystephanus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Brachystephanus
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iNaturalist: Brachystephanus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachystephanus
JSTOR Plant Science: Brachystephanus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystephanus
Plants of the World Online: Brachystephanus
Tropicos: Brachystephanus
Wikipedia: Brachystephanus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Brachystephanus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1356, retrieved 25 May 2024

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