Streptocarpus michelmorei B.L. Burtt

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Streptocarpus michelmorei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Morumbodzi Falls, Mt Gorongosa

Streptocarpus michelmorei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Morumbodzi Falls, Mt Gorongosa

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Common names: Chipinge streptocarpus (English)
Status: Native
It usually has somewhat smaller flowers, with a darker violet throat, than the similar S. eylesii, which is more widespread. The plant consists of a single leaf, which will continuously grow for 2 to 4 years. After flowering the plant dies.
Derivation of specific name: michelmorei: after A.P.G. Michelmore, an entomologist who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: A plant of sheltered cliffs and earth banks.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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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.

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1971). Streptocarpus, an African Plant Study University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg Pages 182 - 183. (Includes a picture).

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1988). Gesneriaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 45 - 46.

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. 123, plate 164

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Streptocarpus michelmorei
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Streptocarpus michelmorei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Streptocarpus michelmorei
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Wikipedia: Streptocarpus michelmorei

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Streptocarpus michelmorei., retrieved 6 July 2020

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