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Species Information

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Streptocarpus dunnii Hook.f.
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: occasional
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Local abundance: frequent

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Distribution: Mbabane, Forbes Reef, Motjane, Gobolondo, Piggs Peak, Malolotja Narrow distribution. Mainly known from the Barberton area in South Africa. Habitat specific on granite.

Regional distribution:
Mainly known from the Barberton area in South Africa. South eastern Transvaal, from Leslie to Pilgrims Rest, and Swaziland.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Streptocarpus dunnii - Leaf solitary, leathery, thickly grey-hairy above and more so below, up to 45 cm long X 20 cm wide, usually withering away at end. Inflorescences borne in succession on leaf base, up to 18 cm high, common stalk stout, flowers clustered, erect. Calyx 1,5 cm long, lobes rather shorter than tube, strongly ribbed; corolla rose-pink or dull red, tube up to 3 cm long, lobes somewhat spreading, about equal, rounded, much shorter than tube.

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

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