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Species Information
 

fruit/plant    leaves, flowers    leaves, flowers    pods    leaves, flowers   
Streptocarpus confusus Hilliard ssp. confusus
(name current July 2011)
(Streptocarpus confusus)

GESNERIACEAE
Growth form: Herb
Near Endemic
Swaziland abundance: rare
Schedule A

Regional distribution:
Found from near Durban in Natal through Swaziland to north eastern Transvaal

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Streptocarpus confusus - Leaf single, hanging, c 25 cm long x 15 cm wide, broadest below middle, somewhat heart-shaped at base, gradually narrowing to tip, veins not raised on upper surface which is very thinly hairy, lower surface tinged white. Inflorescence up to 50 cm high, branched, branches slender. Calyx 2 mm long; corolla blue, narrow tubular, c 7 mm long, lobes small. Fruit up to 5,5 cm long x 1 mm diam.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.


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References

Hilliard O.M., B.L. Burtt. (1971) Streptocarpus. An African Plant Study. University of Natal Press.