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). 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 punctatum
African Plant Database: 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
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JSTOR Plant Science: Brachystelma punctatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Brachystelma punctatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystelma punctatum
Plants of the World Online: Brachystelma punctatum
Tropicos: Brachystelma punctatum
Wikipedia: Brachystelma punctatum

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 punctatum., retrieved 21 September 2021

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