8082.000 Brachystephanus Nees


Description of the genus

Herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Inflorescence a spike (in ours); terminal or axillary. Sepals 5, linear. Corolla 2-lipped; tube very long and slender; lobes subequal. Fertile stamens 2, long-exserted; anthers 1-thecous; staminodes 0. Ovary and style base glabrous; style capitate. Seeds without hygroscopic hairs.

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
calostachyus Champl.NN
coeruleus S. Moore subsp. apiculatus Champl.NN
montifuga (Milne-Redh.) Champl.N,WNw,Lp

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Brachystephanus
Flora of Malawi: Brachystephanus
Flora of Mozambique: Brachystephanus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Brachystephanus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Brachystephanus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Brachystephanus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Brachystephanus
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iNaturalist: Brachystephanus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Brachystephanus
JSTOR Plant Science: Brachystephanus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Brachystephanus
Plants of the World Online: Brachystephanus
Tropicos: Brachystephanus
Wikipedia: Brachystephanus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Brachystephanus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1356, retrieved 30 November 2023

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