Pycnostachys ruandensis De Wild.

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Status: Uncertain
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Notes: Although not cited for Zambia in Flora Zambesiaca volume 8 part 8 (2013), it is listed in SABONET report 32: 71 (2005). Since it has been recorded from Chowo Rocks on Nyika, which is right on the border between Malawi and Zambia, its occurrence on the Zambian side of the Nyika Plateau is not unlikely.
Derivation of specific name: ruandensis of Ruanda (now Rwanda), where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: Montane grassland, volcanic plains, rocky outcrops and disturbed places.
Altitude range: 1600 - 2250 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and ?Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E?
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 146 - 147. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 191. (Includes a picture).

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Page 318.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Pycnostachys ruandensis., retrieved 24 April 2024

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