Streptocarpus eylesii S. Moore
subsp. eylesii

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Streptocarpus eylesii subsp. eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Eggardon rd near Leopard Rock Hotel, Vumba

Streptocarpus eylesii subsp. eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Eggardon rd near Leopard Rock Hotel, Vumba

Streptocarpus eylesii subsp. eylesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mount Buhwa, area close to tunnel

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Common names:
Status: Native
This species is similar to S. michelmorei, which has a more restricted distribution. It usually has somewhat larger flowers with a lighter throat.
Derivation of specific name: eylesii: named after Frederick Eyles (1864 - 1937)
Habitat: In areas of granite rock, often associated with Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 13 June 2018

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

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 Pages 193 - 195. (Includes a picture).

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1988). Gesneriaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 48 - 49.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 67.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 124, plate 165

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 92.

Other sources of information about Streptocarpus eylesii subsp. eylesii:

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Flora of Malawi: Streptocarpus eylesii subsp. eylesii
Flora of Mozambique: Streptocarpus eylesii subsp. eylesii
Flora of Zambia: Streptocarpus eylesii subsp. eylesii

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Streptocarpus eylesii
African Plant Database: Streptocarpus eylesii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Streptocarpus eylesii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Streptocarpus eylesii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Streptocarpus eylesii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Streptocarpus eylesii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Streptocarpus eylesii
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Streptocarpus eylesii
iNaturalist: Streptocarpus eylesii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Streptocarpus eylesii
JSTOR Plant Science: Streptocarpus eylesii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Streptocarpus eylesii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Streptocarpus eylesii
Plants of the World Online: Streptocarpus eylesii
Tropicos: Streptocarpus eylesii
Wikipedia: Streptocarpus eylesii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Streptocarpus eylesii subsp. eylesii., retrieved 9 December 2021

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