Streptocarpus pumilus B.L. Burtt

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Streptocarpus pumilus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Domboshawa

Streptocarpus pumilus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Streptocarpus pumilus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Streptocarpus pumilus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Streptocarpus pumilus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Streptocarpus pumilus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Base of Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Streptocarpus pumilus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Base of Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Frequency: Local and uncommon
Status: Native
Description:
Small perennial herb. Leaves several, loosely tufted, linear-oblong, pilose on both surfaces, often reddish-purple below; margins crenate-dentate. inflorescences few-flowered, arising from the junction of leaf lamina and stalk. Flowers white with deep magenta lines on the corolla lobes and spots in the throat.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pumilus: dwarf
Habitat: Forming small colonies under granite rock shelters and cave floors.
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 1950 m
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: Known only from Central and Eastern Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Literature:

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1971). Streptocarpus, an African Plant Study University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg Pages 247 - 248.

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1988). Gesneriaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 57 - 58.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 54.


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External websites:

African Plant Database: Streptocarpus pumilus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Streptocarpus pumilus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Streptocarpus pumilus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Streptocarpus pumilus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Streptocarpus pumilus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Streptocarpus pumilus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Streptocarpus pumilus
Ispot Southern Africa : Streptocarpus pumilus
JSTOR Plant Science: Streptocarpus pumilus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Streptocarpus pumilus
Tropicos: Streptocarpus pumilus
West African Plants database: Streptocarpus pumilus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Streptocarpus pumilus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152690, retrieved 2 July 2016

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