Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadaceae by Professor Dr. Focke Albers, Dr. Ulrich Meve (auth.),

By Professor Dr. Focke Albers, Dr. Ulrich Meve (auth.), Professor Dr. Focke Albers, Dr. Ulrich Meve (eds.)

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5 mm ∅, cup-shaped; Ci lobes pouch-like, margins emarginate U-like, laterally elongating into 2 densely white-hairy appendages; Cs lobes linear-lingulate, incumbent on the Anth. Hairiness, corolla structure and the corona conf the B. lineare-complex. The struction are typical for flowers of B. ffloribundum are very large and deep, however, and the interstaminal corona is incised U-like instead of V-like. B. foet f idum Schlechter (BJS 20(Beiblatt 51): 52, 1895). T [lecto]: RSA, Northern Prov. (Schlechter 3547 [BOL]).

Comptum N. E. Brown (FC 4(1): 854, 1908). T: RSA, Eastern Cape (Zey Z her 9 [K]). − D: RSA (Eastern Cape). I: FPA 47: t. 1844, 1982; Dyer (1983). [1] R flesh f y, fusiform; stem solitary, erect, 7 - 15 cm, reddish, pubescent; L in only 4 - 6 pairs, shortly petiolate, lamina ovate-elliptic to almost circular, 10 - 16 × 6 - 12 mm, densely long- and white-hairy, upper fface sometimes almost glabrous; Inf sessile, 1-flowered, near stem tip; Ped 7 mm; Sep lanceolate, 3 mm; Cl divided almost to the base; Cl lobes U.

12 mm; Sty head huge, as long as or longer than the Anth, ± globose, f flesh y; Fr in pairs, narrowly fusiform, glabrous, to 80 × 4 mm, erect; Se brown, winged. The grass-like growth of these plants and the tiny flowers reminiscent of beaks are notable. The apparently uniseriate corona is significant and was the reason for more than 150 years of acceptance of the 24 monotypic genus Macropetalum ffor this species. Molecular investigations, however, demonstrated that this taxon belongs to Brachy h stelma, and that its closest relatives are B.

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