Streptocarpus wittei Staner

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Streptocarpus wittei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Streptocarpus wittei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Streptocarpus wittei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Streptocarpus wittei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Streptocarpus wittei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Streptocarpus wittei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

Streptocarpus wittei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main road between Lake Kaulime turn-off and Kaperepeza road, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Streptocarpus katangensis sensu De Wild.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally fairly frequent.
Status: Native
Description:
Single-leaved monocarpic herb. Leaf broadly ovate, up to 25 × 28 cm, cordate at the base, densely but shortly hairy above, densely hairy on the veins beneath, more sparingly so in between; margin shallowly crenate. Inflorescences 1–5, many-flowered, with several flowers open simultaneously on each. Peduncles 10–20 cm long, densely hairy; hairs especially towards top often glandular. Pedicels densely glandular-hairy, 30–45 mm long. Bracts usually linear, c. 8 mm long, densely hairy. Calyx segments linear, 5–10 mm long, densely hairy, often glandular. Corolla 50–60 mm long; tube 30–40 mm long, almost straight or slightly deflexed and widened above the middle, with short spreading, often glandular hairs outside; upper lip of 2 rounded lobes 8–13 mm long, lower lip 3-lobed, 17 mm long. Capsule usually c. 80 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: wittei: named after Gaston Francois de Witte (1897-1980), Belgian-born herpetologist.
Habitat: Among rocky outcrops
Altitude range: 2100 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Feb-May
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 14 March 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 180. (Includes a picture).

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1971). Streptocarpus, an African Plant Study University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg Pages 196 - 197. (Includes a picture).

Hilliard, O.M. & Burtt, B.L. (1988). Gesneriaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Page 50.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 67.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 107.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Streptocarpus wittei
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Streptocarpus wittei
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Streptocarpus wittei.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=205750, retrieved 24 May 2019

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