Platostoma strictum (Hiern) A.J. Paton

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Platostoma strictum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Platostoma strictum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Platostoma strictum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Platostoma strictum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Platostoma strictum

Picture: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Platostoma strictum

Picture: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Synonyms: Geniosporum baumii Gürke
Geniosporum strictum Hiern
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 6o cm tall, not noticeably aromatic. Stems 4-angled, densely whitish hairy, particularly towards the top and inflorescence. Leaves opposite, (sub)sessile, ascending to more or less pressed against the stem, elliptic, 3-6 cm long, sparsely hairy; margin serrate, rolled under. Inflorescence more or less densely flowered, spike-like but often with 2 shorter branches below the base of the central inflorescence. Flowers pink or mauve, densely whitish hairy.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In wet areas.
Altitude range: 1200 - 2200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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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 187.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28. As Geniosporum strictum

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 56.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 191 - 192.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Platostoma strictum
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Platostoma strictum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150140, retrieved 15 August 2020

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