6793.000 Stathmostelma K. Schum.

Goyder, D.J. (1998) A revision of the African genus Stathmostelma K. Schum. Kew Bulletin 53 577-616

Kimberley, M.J. (2003) Notes on the Genus Stathmostelma Excelsa 20 69-70

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with annual stems growing from a vertical tuberous rootstock. Stems 1-several, branched or unbranched, erect or ascending, hairless or minutely pubescent. Milky latex present. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence terminal and/or extra-axillary, pedunculate, erect umbels. Corolla deeply 5-lobed, rotate or strongly reflexed. Corona lobes arising from the base of the staminal column erect and somewhat fleshy; the margin usually with a pair of teeth arching over the staminal column. Anthers wings curved, with or without a twisted basal tail. Follicles single, erect, ovoid to fusiform. Pedicel not twisted.

Worldwide: 13 species in Eastern Tropical Africa, from Ethiopia to Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Mozambique: 4 taxa.

Stathmostelma pauciflorum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
fornicatum (N.E. Br.) Bullock subsp. fornicatum N (other?)Description, Image
pauciflorum (Klotzsch) K. Schum.N,Z,MSDescription, Image
pedunculatum (Decne.) K. Schum.N
spectabile (N.E. Br.) Schltr. subsp. spectabile ZDescription, Image

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Stathmostelma.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1142, retrieved 21 September 2023

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