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:
- The cave habitat where the plant above was found
- A flower closeup
- A flower closeup on a different plant
- A colony of the species
- A plant growing on a mossy rock