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.

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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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
The Plant List (version 1.1): 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 7 August 2020

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