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Description

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Perennial herb with annual stems, growing from a large tuberous rootstock. Stem with milky latex, single, branching near the base, up to 60 cm tall, ascending or erect, hairless or minutely pubescent with short white hairs. Leaves opposite, linear, up to 8-20 cm long, minutely pubescent with stiff white hairs, particularly on the margin and the midrib. Flowers in terminal or extra-axillary 2-5-flowered erect umbels on a peduncle, up to 18 cm long. Corolla lobes spreading, greenish and hairless on the outside, chrome-yellow and minutely papillose inside. Corona lobes yellow or orange, erect, c. 1.5 times as tall as the column; lower margin extending with a tooth over the column; 1 or 2 small teeth present in the cavity of the corona lobes. Fruit a single follicle, fusiform, c. 11 × 0.6 cm, beaked, smooth, hairless when mature, erect on a straight pedicel.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Stathmostelma fornicatum (N.E. Br.) Bullock
subsp. fornicatum Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145930
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Frequency

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Rare and local in Zimbabwe
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Stathmostelma fornicatum (N.E. Br.) Bullock
subsp. fornicatum Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145930
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Worldwide distribution

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Southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, just entering into Western Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls (Ncube 70).
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Stathmostelma fornicatum (N.E. Br.) Bullock
subsp. fornicatum Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145930
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe