Streptocarpus acicularis I. Darbysh. & Massingue

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare, known only from the type specimen
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: acicularis: referring to the long, slender, needle-like capsules
Habitat: Stream banks in evergreen forest at c. 280 m
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Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mountains, Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
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Darbyshire, I. & Massingue, A.O. (2014). Two new species of Streptocarpus (Gesneriaceae) from tropical Africa Edinburgh Journal of Botany 71(1) Pages 3 - 13. (Includes a picture).

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.

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 50.

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Streptocarpus acicularis., retrieved 8 December 2023

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