Streptocarpus brachynema Hilliard & B.L. Burtt

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Streptocarpus brachynema

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Streptocarpus brachynema

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Streptocarpus brachynema

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Streptocarpus brachynema

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to plateau below Nhadore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Streptocarpus brachynema

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to plateau below Nhadore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Monocarpic herb. Single leaf up to 30 × 15 cm at time of flowering, covered in stiff hairs on both surfaces. Up to 4 inflorescences arise from the base of the leaf, many-flowered. Corolla pale mauve with two yellow lines in the corolla throat, flanked by dark purple markings. Plants flower once, fruit and die.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On rocks and tree trunks in the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 1500 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Restricted to Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Literature:

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 222 - 223. (Includes a picture).

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1988). Gesneriaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 55 - 56.

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External websites:

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


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 brachynema.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=171810, retrieved 29 October 2020

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