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Species Information

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Streptocarpus pentherianus Fritsch
(name current 2016)
(Streptocarpus sp.)


Growth form: Herb
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland abundance: occasional
Swaziland distribution: highveld only

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Threats: Urban expansion Distribution: Mbabane, Hawane Falls Restricted distribution. Does not appear in PRECIS.

Regional distribution:
Widespread in Natal, also found in Swaziland and Transvaal.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Streptocarpus pentherianus - Leaves few, moderately hairy above, densely hairy and purple below, up to c 15 cm long x 8 cm wide. Inflorescences several on same leaf-base, slender, up to 12 cm high. Calyx 2 mm long, lobes pointed; corolla white, thinly hairy, tube slender, slightly curved, c 8 mm long, lobes oval, spreading apart, upper lip two-lobed, c 8 mm long, lower lip three-lobed, c 1,3 cm long. Fruit c 1 cm long x 3 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.