Brachystelma punctatum Boele

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Status: Native
Low growing perennial with branched stems growing form a tuber. Leaves obovate. Flowers in pairs. Corolla wheel-shaped with lobes up to 15 mm. Two colour forms are recorded: yellow-green or maroon with yellow dots. Outer corona with 5 incised lobes; inner lobes reduced to small protuberances, dark brown.
Derivation of specific name: punctatum: marked with dots or translucent glands
Habitat: In Julbernardia woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe only.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Friday 2 March 2007

Boele, C. (1994). Three new species of Brachystelma Sims (Asclepiadaceae) fromZimbabwe Excelsa 16 Page 31. 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 punctatum
African Plant Database: Brachystelma punctatum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Brachystelma punctatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brachystelma punctatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachystelma punctatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Brachystelma punctatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Brachystelma punctatum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Brachystelma punctatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Brachystelma punctatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachystelma punctatum
Ispot Southern Africa: Brachystelma punctatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Brachystelma punctatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachystelma punctatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystelma punctatum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Brachystelma punctatum
Tropicos: Brachystelma punctatum

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 punctatum., retrieved 19 April 2019

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