Brachystelma tavalla K. Schum.

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Synonyms: Ceropegia tavalla (K.Schum.) Bruyns
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Status: Native
Perennial herb growing from a tuber. Annual stems 1-several, up to 30 cm high, branches spreading, densely tomentose. Leaves lanceolate-elliptic, up to 60 × 20 mm, densely tomentose on both surfaces. Flowers in axillary clusters of 3-4, normally without a scent. Corolla 18-20 mm in diameter, wheels with a very shallow or no tube. Lobes lanceolate, light yellow-green to purple, apical half with 20-30 purple bristles. Outer corona cup-shaped with 5 shallow pockets, yellow; inner lobes linear-lanceolate just overtopping the gymnostegium.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Bruyns, P.V., Klak, C. & Hanáček, P. (2018). An account of Ceropegia sect. Chamaesiphon (Apocynaceae) in Moçambique with new records and two new species Phytotaxa 364(2) Pages 131 - 133. As Ceropegia tavalla

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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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Brachystelma tavalla., retrieved 21 May 2022

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