Brachystelma dinteri Schltr.

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Brachystelma dinteri

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Brachystelma dinteri

Photo: Martin Heigan

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Synonyms: Ceropegia dinteri Schltr.
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Dwarf perennial with an erect, simple or sparsely branched annual stem, growing from a tuber. Leaves spreading erect, rather variable, mostly lanceolate to elliptic, up to 50 × 8 mm, finely hairy. Flowers on short pedicels in axillary 9-12-flowered clusters. Corolla c. 10 mm in diameter wheel-shaped with a shallow tube; lobes ovate-triangular, light green with dense brown blotches, densely puberulous outside, hairless inside. Outer corona cup-shaped with squarish, 2-toothed lobes overtopping the staminal column; inner lobes linear. The flowers have a foetid smell. Fruits cylindric. See B. richardsii for comparison.
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Habitat: On sandy soils in Brachystegia woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe. Namibia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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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 20.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brachystelma dinteri
African Plant Database: Brachystelma dinteri
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brachystelma dinteri., retrieved 19 May 2022

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