6837.000 Glossostelma Schltr.

Goyder, D.J. (1995) Notes on the African genus Glossostelma Kew Bulletin 50 527-555

Description of the genus

Erect perennial herbs, with usually solitary simple stems. Inflorescences umbel-like, arising terminally and from upper axils. Corolla campanulate, deeply lobed. Corona 5-lobed, often fleshy, shortly united at base and attached to staminal column. Style head 5-angled. Pollinaria with caudicles shorter and narrower than the pollinia. Follicle usually 1, erect, ovate-lanceolate in outline, not spiny.

Worldwide: 2-3 species in tropical and South Africa

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

Glossostelma carsonii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cabrae (De Wild) GoyderZ
carsonii (N.E. Br.) BullockN,MS (other?)Description, Image
spathulatum (K. Schum.) BullockNDescription, Image

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Glossostelma
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Glossostelma
JSTOR Plant Science: Glossostelma
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Glossostelma
Plants of the World Online: Glossostelma
Tropicos: Glossostelma
Wikipedia: Glossostelma

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Glossostelma.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1146, retrieved 19 July 2024

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