Stenostelma capense Schltr.

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Stenostelma capense

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District

Stenostelma capense

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District

Stenostelma capense

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District

Stenostelma capense

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District

Stenostelma capense

Photo: Tony Benn
Serowe, Central District

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Synonyms: Gomphocarpus stenoglossus Schltr.
Krebsia stenoglossa (Schltr.) Schltr.
Schizoglossum aciculare N.E. Br.
Schizoglossum capense (Schltr.) H. Huber
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to 25 cm high, with ascending annual stems arising from a small tuber; milky sap present. Leaves subsessile linear, 2-7 cm long, pubescent. Flowers in axillary, 6–10-flowered umbels on peduncles 4-20 mm long, pubescent on one side only.Corolla dirty white or greyish with a very short, shallowly bowl-shaped tube and narrowly lanceolate lobes 4-5 mm long, erect and spreading-recurved at the tips, hairless outside, finely papillate inside. Corona-lobes erect, very slender, slightly longer than the corolla lobes. Fruit a usually solitary fusiform follicle 40-60 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: capense: of the Cape
Habitat: On stony ground in on slopes in woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 14 August 2016
Literature:

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Pages 62 - 64. as Schizoglossum capense (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 22.

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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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stenostelma capense
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Stenostelma capense
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Stenostelma capense.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145840, retrieved 10 December 2019

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