Streptocarpus umtaliensis B.L. Burtt

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Streptocarpus umtaliensis

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Bunga Forest, Vumba

Streptocarpus umtaliensis

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Castle Beacon, Vumba

Streptocarpus umtaliensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Streptocarpus umtaliensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Monocarpic perennial, usually epiphytic on tree trunks. Leaf 1, oblong; margin finely dentate-serrate. Inflorescences several, many-flowered. Corolla c.11-13 mm, pure white (rarely mauve or violet-purple). Ovary hairs appressed.
Derivation of specific name: umtaliensis: of Mutare (formerly Umtali)
Habitat: In evergreen forest
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 1850 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Border Mountains of Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Saturday 22 February 2014

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 75.

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1971). Streptocarpus, an African Plant Study University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg Page 223. (Includes a picture).

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1988). Gesneriaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Page 56.

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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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 umtaliensis., retrieved 22 October 2016

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