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

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 lancasteri., retrieved 19 April 2019

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