Streptocarpus decipiens

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  • Photographer: Dirk Bellstedt
  • Grown by: Growing in South Africa, near Graskop, Mpumalanga Province

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This very dwarf species is a true member of subg. Streptocarpus, even though it appears to be of the Streptocarpella type. Prof. Bellstedt found it in a tiny cave or rock shelter, a typical habitat for the species. His watch, which illustrates the very diminutive nature of the species, is about 3 cm. across.

The species is not uncommon in the area, and occurs regularly under rocks (the “small caves”), where they are shaded, sheltered and afforded moderately moist well-drained conditions.

Additional photos may be seen in a slideshow by clicking one of the links below: