Platostoma rotundifolium (Briq.) A.J. Paton

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Platostoma rotundifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Platostoma rotundifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Platostoma rotundifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Northern Loop road towards Nganda Hill, Nyika National Park

Platostoma rotundifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park

Platostoma rotundifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park

Platostoma rotundifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park

Platostoma rotundifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chelinda Bridge, Nyika National Park

Platostoma rotundifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Platostoma rotundifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Geniosporum angolense Briq.
Geniosporum paludosum Baker
Geniosporum rotundifolium Briq.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 1.2 m tall with quadrangular branching stems growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves ovate to oblong, 15-50 mm long, more or less densely pubescent on both surfaces and scattered sessile glands,upper leaves often tinged white, pink or purplish; petiole 2-10 mm long; margin serrate-crenate. Inflorescence usually dense with many-flowered verticils close together,sometimes more distant below.Calyx 1-1.5 mm long densely pubescent and with sessile glands. Corolla 3-5 mm long, white or purple. Stamens exserted for c. 2 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rotundifolium: round-leaved.
Habitat: In dambos, moist grassland and wet areas in miombo woodland.
Altitude range: 1100 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa, Swaziland and Limpopo,Gauteng South Africa.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Saturday 6 April 2019
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 148 - 149. as Geniosporum paludosum (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 187. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 78.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013). Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) Pages 189 - 191. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 70.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 93.

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Flora of Mozambique: Platostoma rotundifolium
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Platostoma rotundifolium
African Plant Database: Platostoma rotundifolium
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Platostoma rotundifolium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Platostoma rotundifolium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Platostoma rotundifolium
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Platostoma rotundifolium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Platostoma rotundifolium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Platostoma rotundifolium
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Platostoma rotundifolium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Platostoma rotundifolium
Ispot Southern Africa: Platostoma rotundifolium
JSTOR Plant Science: Platostoma rotundifolium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Platostoma rotundifolium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Platostoma rotundifolium
The Plant List (version 1.1): Platostoma rotundifolium
Tropicos: Platostoma rotundifolium


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Platostoma rotundifolium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150130, retrieved 26 April 2019

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