Pycnostachys sphaerocephala Baker

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Synonyms: Pycnostachys kaessneri Perkins
Pycnostachys perkinsii E.A. Bruce
Pycnostachys whytei Baker
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Status: Native
Type location:
Malawi, Nyika Plateau
Derivation of specific name: sphaerocephala: with a round, spherical head.
Habitat: In wet grassland, marshes and dambos in woodland.
Altitude range: 900 - 2100 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
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Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 327 - 328.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 71. As Pycnostachys perkinsii

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Pycnostachys sphaerocephala., retrieved 30 September 2022

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