Streptocarpus hirticapsa B.L. Burtt

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Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Streptocarpus hirticapsa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb. All parts except flowers with long spreading hears. Leaves several in a loosely arranged tuft, linear-oblong to ovate, up to 10 × 4 cm; margin finely toothed or scalloped. Young leaves sessile, flowering leaf stalked with a pseudopetiole up to 35 mm long. Inflorescences 1 or 2 from the junction of the leaf base and the stalk, few-flowered. Flowers white with magenta-pink stripes and spots on the corolla lobes and in the throat. Capsule 8-15 mm long, densely covered in long spreading hairs, crowned by the persistent style.
Notes: Although several leaves are normally present, one leaf is often much larger than the others, which makes this species often appear as a small single-leaved species at first glance in the field.
Derivation of specific name: hirticapsa: with a hairy capsule.
Habitat: On mountain sides in the shelter of overhanging rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 950 - 1800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Friday 2 September 2011
Literature:

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1971). Streptocarpus, an African Plant Study University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg Pages 248 - 249. (Includes a picture).

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1988). Gesneriaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Page 58.

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.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Streptocarpus hirticapsa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152670, retrieved 21 November 2017

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