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Species Information

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Streptocarpus davyi S.Moore
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Herb
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Local abundance: rare
Schedule A

Red Data Book Information:
Status: VU BlB2bD2 Endemism: Endemic Threats: Urban expansion, habitat degradation Distribution: 40 km around Mbabane (hills), near Mankaiana, Forbes Reef, Makhosini Hills, Makhaya. On peaty soil on granite outcrops and is fragmented. Known from a number of localities but it is not widespread. Habitat specific in shade and soil. It is uncommon.

Regional distribution:
Swaziland endemic

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Streptocarpus davyi - Rather sticky on all parts. Leaves usually 2-4, up to 25 cm long x 10 cm wide, broadest at or above middle, tapering to base which is sometimes parallel-sided, smooth, thinly hairy above. Inflorescence much- branched, flowers numerous. Calyx c 5 mm long; corolla white, tube c 1,5 cm long, straight, lobes somewhat spreading, rounded, about equal, c 7 mm long X 5 mm wide. Fruit c 1,5 cm long x 2 mm diam.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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Hilliard O.M. (1966). Studies in Streptocarpus III: The Sterptocarpus Fanniniae Alliance. Jl S. Afr. Bot. 32(3).

Hilliard O.M., B.L. Burtt. (1971) Streptocarpus. An African Plant Study. University of Natal Press.