Brachystelma floribundum Schltr.

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Brachystelma floribundum

Photo: Darrel Plowes
In plot next to Chimanimani Hotel, Melsetter.

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Status: Native
Low-growing perennial herb growing from a tuber. Stem short, annual, short, simple or sparsely branched, with coarse hairs. Leaves linear, up to 75 × 10 mm, finely hairy. Flowers in axillary clusters, up to 12 mostly opening in succession. Corolla bell-shaped, dark purple with long narrow lobes widening near the base, covered in fine hairs. Outer corona cup-shaped with 5 incised lobes. Inner lobes longer than the gymnostegium.
Derivation of specific name: floribundum: with abundant flowers
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 2 March 2007

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10. as Brachystelma duplicatum

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 floribundum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brachystelma floribundum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachystelma floribundum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brachystelma floribundum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachystelma floribundum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Brachystelma floribundum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Brachystelma floribundum
iNaturalist: Brachystelma floribundum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachystelma floribundum
JSTOR Plant Science: Brachystelma floribundum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachystelma floribundum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystelma floribundum
Plants of the World Online: Brachystelma floribundum
Tropicos: Brachystelma floribundum
Wikipedia: Brachystelma floribundum

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 floribundum., retrieved 21 May 2022

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