African Plant Database

Pandiaka carsonii (Baker) C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 6: I. 70 (1909)
Information on the genus : Pandiaka
Basionym : Achyranthes carsonii Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Achyranthes carsonii Baker (1897)
 Pandiaka carsonii (Baker) C.B. Clarke var. carsonii (1909)
 Pandiaka glabra (Schinz) Hauman (1946)
 Pandiaka schweinfurthii var. glabra Schinz
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Pandiaka lanata (Schinz) Hauman (1946)
=Pandiaka obovata Suess. (1938)
=Argyrostachys splendens Lopr. (1901)
=*Achyranthes lanata Schinz
Taxon infra-specific
Pandiaka carsonii (Baker) C.B. Clarke var. carsonii (1909)
Pandiaka carsonii var. linearifolia Hauman
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, simple in reduced forms but usually with loose open mats in age, with profuse, lateral, ascending or stem and branches slender; rootstock a tuber, spherical to large, parsnip-shaped, to ± 15 cm long.
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Ecology : Frequent in dambos or seasonally wet grassland, also in Brachystegia / Julbernardia or Brachystegia / Isoberlinia woodland; also on ore from gallery mine; damp sand and black soil by rivers, damp shallow soil on sandstone; 1000-1600 m alt.
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Record n°174985 modified 2013-06-27
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