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Streptocarpus meyeri

Streptocarpus meyeri
Common names: Cape primrose, wild gloxinia (Eng.)
Family: Gesneriaceae

... (growing on trees) or lithophytic (growing on rocks). Streptocarpus flowers often have nectar guidelines that guide would-be ... The very small seeds are dispersed by wind. Streptocarpus Streptocarpus meyeri is a plant that is seldom seen in ...

30 / 05 / 2016 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus parviflorus

Streptocarpus parviflorus closeup of flowers
Common names: Cape primrose, wild gloxinia (Engl.)
Family: Gesneriaceae

... capsules, filled with masses of minute seeds. Streptocarpus parviflorus occurs naturally in forests, growing epiphytically ... The very small seed is distributed by wind. Streptocarpus Streptocarpus parviflorus is a plant that is seldom seen ...

08 / 06 / 2015 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus montigena

Flowers
Common names: Cape primrose, wild gloxinia
Family: Gesneriaceae

... numerous lightweight tiny seeds.   Streptocarpus montigena occurs only in a limited area of the Western Cape, ... There are a wonderful variety of easy-to-grow Streptocarpus hybrids in all shapes and sizes with really striking flower ...

24 / 03 / 2014 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus dunnii

Streptocarpus dunnii . Image M Lotter
Common names: red nodding bells Cape primrose (Eng.); olifantsoor (Afr.)
Family: Gesneriaceae

... Botanical Garden November 2013   Streptocarpus dunnii is unusual in that it is stemless and unifoliate, i.e. ... (growing on trees) or lithophytic (growing on rocks). Streptocarpus These plants will grow best in a pot indoors with bright yet ...

18 / 11 / 2013 | Sisanda Alakhe Velembo-Mhlauli | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus aylae

Flower
Common names: Msikaba streptocarpus (Eng.); Msikaba tongviooltjie (Afr.)
Family: Gesneriaceae

... , Plectranthus ernstii , Rhipsalis baccifera and Streptocarpus modestus as well as the two ferns Pleopeltis macrocarpa and ... distenta . The gorge is narrow and shady in parts. Streptocarpus aylae is one of several plant species confined to the ...

03 / 06 / 2013 | | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus cyaneus

Streptocarpus cyaneus
Common names: Cape primrose (Eng.)
Family: Gesneriaceae

... is in summer, from October till February. Streptocarpus cyaneus can be found in the northern and southern parts of ... They also grow in forests and along streams. The seeds of Streptocarpus species are very small and light and are distributed by the ...

30 / 07 / 2012 | Rivash Maharaj | Kwazulu-Natal NBG
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Streptocarpus vandeleurii

Streptocarpus vandeleuri
Common names: olifantsoor (Afr.)
Family: Gesneriaceae

... many of which are open simultaneously. Flowers of all Streptocarpus species have a tiny five-lobed calyx backing a tubular corolla ... has two lips, the upper is 2-lobed and the lower 3-lobed. Streptocarpus vandeleurii has a distinctive yellow blotch at the base of the ...

12 / 03 / 2012 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus gardenii

Streptocarpus gardenii growing in habitat
Common names: Cape primrose
Family: Gesneriaceae

... Botanical Garden March2011   Streptocarpus gardenii is a herbaceous perennial that grows wider than it is ... the bottom of the midrib of each leaf and flowers of all Streptocarpus have a tiny five-lobed calyx backing a tubular corolla that ...

14 / 03 / 2011 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus baudertii

Streptocarpus baudertii
Common names: Cape primrose, wild gloxinia
Family: Gesneriaceae

... National Botanical Garden March 2011 Streptocarpus baudertii is a small herbaceous perennial lithophyte (grows on ... flat against the ground. Flowers of all Streptocarpus have a tiny five-lobed calyx backing a tubular corolla that ...

07 / 03 / 2011 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus fanniniae

Streptocarpus fanniniae © D.Styles
Common names: Cape primrose (Eng.)
Family: Gesneriaceae

... Gardens November 2010   Streptocarpus fanniniae is a perennial creeping herb that has a tangle of ... usually 0.8-1 mm long, and covered with net-like veins. Streptocarpus fanniniae is a quick-growing plant. It has the ability to ...

20 / 12 / 2010 | Rivash Maharaj | Kwazulu-Natal NBG
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Streptocarpus saxorum

Common names: false African violet; Cape primrose
Family: Gesneriaceae

... and the foliage is quite different to the more common Streptocarpus. Its slender, hairy stems spread along the ground crowded with ... leaf in their lives. An unusual feature of the unifoliate Streptocarpus is that one cotyledon dominates and enlarges substantially, ...

20 / 12 / 2010 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus modestus

Streptocarpus modestus flowers
Common names: Pondo cliff streptocarpus, Cape primrose
Family: Gesneriaceae

... National Botanical Garden April 2009 Streptocarpus modestus is a perennial shade-loving plant, fast-growing and ... amount of very small, light seeds. This Streptocarpus occurs only in a limited area of Pondoland in the Eastern Cape ...

06 / 04 / 2009 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus rexii

Streptocarpus rexii
Common names: wild gloxinia, twin sisters
Family: Gesneriaceae

... Botanical Garden December 2008 Streptocarpus rexii is a medium-sized, stemless herb up to 150 mm tall, with ... slits that release a mass of small seeds. Streptocarpus rexii has a wide distribution range but grows only up to an ...

08 / 12 / 2008 | Etienne Arendse | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus cooksonii

Streptocarpus cooksonii
Family: Gesneriaceae

... November 2008 An unusual feature of all Streptocarpus species is that each leaf is actually an individual plant with its own roots and flowering stems. Streptocarpus cooksonii is one of the single large-leaved plants that grow ...

17 / 11 / 2008 | B Tarr | Kwazulu-Natal NBG
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Streptocarpus primulifolius

Streptocarpus primulifolius
Common names: Cape primrose
Family: Gesneriaceae

... Cherise Viljoen Kirstenbosch NBG March 2008 Streptocarpus primulifolius is a pretty shade-loving plant, fast growing and ... dry, releasing lots of very small, light seeds. Streptocarpus primulifolius occurs along the coast from the Eastern Cape up ...

10 / 03 / 2008 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus polyanthus

Flowers
Family: Gesneriaceae

... Viljoen Kirstenbosch NBG December 2007 Streptocarpus polyanthus is a robust perennial herb in which each leaf is ... for a young seedling to grow to flowering size. Streptocarpus polyanthus occurs in the southern parts of KwaZulu-Natal on ...

17 / 12 / 2007 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus johannis

Streptocarpus johannis
Common names: Port St Johns streptocarpus, Cape primrose
Family: Gesneriaceae

... on rocks), The very small seed is wind dispersed. Streptocarpus Well suited to living in woodland, the plants grow best in ... roots appear at the bottom of the pot. Many of the Streptocarpus species make beautiful pot plants and garden plants for the ...

09 / 10 / 2006 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus liliputana

Flowering in habitat
Family: Gesneriaceae

... Fahiema Daniels Pretoria TSP January 2006 Streptocarpus liliputana is a perennial cliff dweller, with a poorly ... than 100 km square and, like most plants within the genus Streptocarpus , this species is highly habitat specific and only occurs when ...

30 / 01 / 2006 | F Daniels | TSP
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Streptocarpus kentaniensis

Streptocarpus kentaniensis
Common names: Kentani streptocarpus
Family: Gesneriaceae

... National Botanical Garden July 2002 Streptocarpus can be difficult to identify, but S.kentaniensis is unique ... Kei River mouth in the former Transkei. In the forests, Streptocarpus kentaniensis grows naturally on south-facing rock walls with ...

05 / 08 / 2002 | Liesl Van der Walt | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Streptocarpus formosus

Streptocarpus in the Avenue at Kirstenbosch
Common names: Pondo streptocarpus
Family: Gesneriaceae

... National Botanical Garden January 2001 Streptocarpus formosus plants form thick clumps of long, strappy leaves ... midrib and side branches form thick ridges. Streptocarpus formosus grows around Port St Johns in northern Pondoland in ...

29 / 01 / 2001 | Liesl Van der Walt | Kirstenbosch NBG
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