Platostoma strictum (Hiern) A.J. Paton

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Platostoma strictum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Platostoma strictum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Platostoma strictum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Platostoma strictum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Platostoma strictum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Platostoma strictum

Photo: 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.
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Habitat: In wet areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 27 July 2015
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.

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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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Platostoma strictum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150140, retrieved 8 December 2016

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