Brachystelma lancasteri Boele

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Status: Native
Low growing perennial, growing from a tuber. Leaves elliptic to slightly obovate. Flowers 3-5 in axillary clusters. Corolla wheel-shaped but with a shallow tube c. 4 mm deep; lobes linear, dark purple. Outer corona with deeply divided and incised lobes, longer than the gymnostegium; inner lobes linear.
Derivation of specific name: lancasteri: named after Alan Percy-Lancaster (1944-1995), Honorary Vice-President of the Aloe Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe and regular contributor to its EXCELSA publications.
Habitat: In open grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe. It appears to be confined to a very small area in the vicinity of Bulawayo.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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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 Page 30. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 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 lancasteri
African Plant Database: Brachystelma lancasteri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brachystelma lancasteri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachystelma lancasteri
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachystelma lancasteri
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachystelma lancasteri
JSTOR Plant Science: Brachystelma lancasteri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachystelma lancasteri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystelma lancasteri
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Wikipedia: Brachystelma lancasteri

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 lancasteri., retrieved 20 September 2021

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