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Species Information

Streptocarpus micranthus C.B.Clarke
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Herb
Near Endemic
Swaziland distribution: highveld only

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Threats: Grazing, mining Distribution: Kings Forest, Devils Bridge Restricted distribution. The species occurs in a protected area in Swaziland. However, it does not appear in PRECIS.

Regional distribution:
Restricted distribution, eastern Transvaal from Mariepskop to Havelock in Swaziland

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Streptocarpus micranthus - Leaf single, upper surface shiny, very thinly hairy, lower surface purple, up to 20 cm long x 15 cm wide. Inflorescence axes very slender, much-branched. Calyx c 3 mm long, lobes narrow, pointed; corolla white, funnel-shaped, slightly oblique, up to 6 mm long, lobes short, c 6 mm across. 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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