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

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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

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 53.

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.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 87.

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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African Plant Database: Streptocarpus umtaliensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Streptocarpus umtaliensis., retrieved 19 May 2024

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