Brachystelma hirtellum Weim.

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Synonyms: Brachystelma pilosum R.A. Dyer
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Status: Native
Perennial with an annual stem up to 30 cm, growing from a tuber. Leaves strongly folded, obovate to oblong, densely pilose. Flowers 1-2 in the leaf axils. Corolla 16-18 mm long without a tube, lobes united into a cage. Outer corona incised into erect linear lobes; inner lobes as long or slightly longer than the gymnostegium.
Derivation of specific name: hirtellum: finely and minutely hairy
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Worldwide distribution: South Africa, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Friday 2 March 2007

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 178.

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 hirtellum
African Plant Database: Brachystelma hirtellum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brachystelma hirtellum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachystelma hirtellum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brachystelma hirtellum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachystelma hirtellum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachystelma hirtellum
JSTOR Plant Science: Brachystelma hirtellum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachystelma hirtellum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystelma hirtellum
Plants of the World Online: Brachystelma hirtellum
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Wikipedia: Brachystelma hirtellum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brachystelma hirtellum., retrieved 21 September 2021

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