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Species Information
 

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Streptocarpus wilmsii Engl.
(name current 2016)

Gesneriaceae

Growth form: Herb
Near Endemic
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: occasional
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Local abundance: rare
Schedule B

Red Data Book Information:
Status: VU B1B2c Endemism: Near endemic Threats: Urban expansion Distribution: Devils Bridge, Kings Forest, Mbabane, Hilltop, Ukuthula

Regional distribution:
Eastern Transvaal escarpment, from Mariepskop to Mbabane in Swaziland.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Streptocarpus wilmsii - Leaf single, upper surface smooth, very thinly hairy, lower purple, up to 25 cm long x 17 cm wide. Inflorescence tall, widely branched, axes slender. Calyx c 4 mm long, lobes narrow, pointed, spreading; corolla white with purple spots inside, tube gradually widening from base, c 2 cm long, mouth oblique, lobes short, rounded. Fruit up to 6 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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References

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