Streptocarpus hirticapsa B.L. Burtt

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Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Saddle above small valley below Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb. All parts except flowers with long spreading hears. Leaves several in a loosely arranged tuft, linear-oblong to ovate, up to 10 × 4 cm; margin finely toothed or scalloped. Young leaves sessile, flowering leaf stalked with a pseudopetiole up to 35 mm long. Inflorescences 1 or 2 from the junction of the leaf base and the stalk, few-flowered. Flowers white with magenta-pink stripes and spots on the corolla lobes and in the throat. Capsule 8-15 mm long, densely covered in long spreading hairs, crowned by the persistent style.
Notes: Although several leaves are normally present, one leaf is often much larger than the others, which makes this species often appear as a small single-leaved species at first glance in the field.
Derivation of specific name: hirticapsa: with a hairy capsule.
Habitat: On mountain sides in the shelter of overhanging rocks.
Altitude range: 950 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 7 June 2014
Literature:

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1971). Streptocarpus, an African Plant Study University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg Pages 248 - 249. (Includes a picture).

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

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

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Streptocarpus hirticapsa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Streptocarpus hirticapsa
African Plant Database: Streptocarpus hirticapsa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Streptocarpus hirticapsa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Streptocarpus hirticapsa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Streptocarpus hirticapsa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Streptocarpus hirticapsa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Streptocarpus hirticapsa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Streptocarpus hirticapsa
iNaturalist: Streptocarpus hirticapsa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Streptocarpus hirticapsa
JSTOR Plant Science: Streptocarpus hirticapsa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Streptocarpus hirticapsa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Streptocarpus hirticapsa
Plants of the World Online: Streptocarpus hirticapsa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Streptocarpus hirticapsa
Tropicos: Streptocarpus hirticapsa
Wikipedia: Streptocarpus hirticapsa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Streptocarpus hirticapsa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152670, retrieved 9 December 2019

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