Brachystelma furcatum Boele

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Synonyms: Brachystelma sp. no. 2 J.F. Derbyshire
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Status: Native
Perennial, growing from a tuber, with a short annual stem. Leaves lanceolate to elliptic. Flowers axillary, solitary. Corolla deeply incised; lobes linear with tips inflexed to form a cage, white hairs near the base, yellowish on the lower parts, dark purple above. Outer corona 5-lobed, puberulous; inner lobes linear.
Derivation of specific name: furcatum: furcate, forked
Habitat: In mopane woodland on very saline soil.
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Worldwide distribution: Known only from the type collection (MRHS 33070, SRGH, 24-12-59) at the Matopos Research Station, Longsdale
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Boele, C. (1994). Three new species of Brachystelma Sims (Asclepiadaceae) fromZimbabwe Excelsa 16 Pages 29 - 32. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 178.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 132.

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 furcatum
African Plant Database: Brachystelma furcatum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Brachystelma furcatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brachystelma furcatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachystelma furcatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brachystelma furcatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachystelma furcatum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Brachystelma furcatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Brachystelma furcatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachystelma furcatum
Ispot Southern Africa: Brachystelma furcatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Brachystelma furcatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachystelma furcatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystelma furcatum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Brachystelma furcatum
Tropicos: Brachystelma furcatum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brachystelma furcatum., retrieved 18 March 2018

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