Swaziland's Flora Database:
Streptocarpus cyaneus S.Moore subsp. cyaneus
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: occasional
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Local abundance: occasional
Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Millers Falls, Mhlambanyatsi, Piggs Peak, Malkerns, Malolotja
From Swaziland through the eastern Transvaal following the Drakensberg escarpment
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Streptocarpus cyaneus - Leaves 1-4, oblong, tapering to slender base, up to c 45 cm long x 7 cm wide, usually less; veins raised on upper surface, moderately hairy especially on veins below. Common stalk of inflorescence up to 30 cm long, usually less, with 1-5 flowers at top. Calyx c 4 cm long; corolla mauve, violet or pink with yellow streaks inside, tube c 3,5 cm long, widening gradually in lower half, then enlarged and bell-shaped, lobes about equal, blunt, c 2 cm long x 1,5 cm wide. Fruit c 5 cm long X 2 mm diam.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Hilliard O.M., B.L. Burtt. (1971) Streptocarpus. An African Plant Study. University of Natal Press.