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Species Information

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Streptocarpus cyaneus S.Moore subsp. cyaneus
(name current 2016)
(Streptocarpus cyaneus)


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

Regional distribution:
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.

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