Brachystelma foetidum Schltr.

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Synonyms: Brachystelma rehmannii Schltr.
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial with short annual stems, growing from a tuber. Leaves variable. Flowers in axillary clusters of 2-6 flowers. Corolla up to 25-50 mm in diameter, bell-shaped, lobes purple-brown, greenish yellow with purple-brown spots near the base. Corona bell-shaped, V-shaped on the outer margin; inner lobes linear.
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Derivation of specific name: foetidum: foetid, bad-smelling
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Images last updated: Friday 2 March 2007
Literature:

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 25.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brachystelma foetidum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachystelma foetidum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystelma foetidum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Brachystelma foetidum
Tropicos: Brachystelma foetidum


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: Brachystelma foetidum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146200, retrieved 19 April 2019

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