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Species Information
 

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Streptocarpus confusus Hilliard subsp. lebomboensis Hilliard & B.L.Burtt
(name current 2016)

Gesneriaceae

Growth form: Herb
Near Endemic
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: Lubombos only
Local abundance: rare
Schedule C

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Endemism: Near endemic Distribution: Mlawula, Mnyame, Jilobi Scattered in moist forest of the Lebombo.

Regional distribution:
Found in the Lebombo mountains from Mkuzi in Natal through Swaziland to Namaacha in Mozambique

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Streptocarpus confusus - Leaf single, hanging, c 25 cm long x 15 cm wide, broadest below middle, somewhat heart-shaped at base, gradually narrowing to tip, veins not raised on upper surface which is very thinly hairy, lower surface tinged white. Inflorescence up to 50 cm high, branched, branches slender. Calyx 2 mm long; corolla blue, narrow tubular, c 7 mm long, lobes small. Fruit up to 5,5 cm long x 1 mm diam.

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


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References

Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)

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