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.

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 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.

Other sources of information about Streptocarpus michelmorei:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Streptocarpus michelmorei

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Streptocarpus michelmorei
African Plant Database: Streptocarpus michelmorei
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Streptocarpus michelmorei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Streptocarpus michelmorei
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Streptocarpus michelmorei
JSTOR Plant Science: Streptocarpus michelmorei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Streptocarpus michelmorei
Plants of the World Online: Streptocarpus michelmorei
Tropicos: Streptocarpus michelmorei
Wikipedia: Streptocarpus michelmorei

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

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

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