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Platycaulos mahonii (N.E. Br.) H. P. Linder & C. R. Hardy
Family : RESTIONACEAE
Protologue : Bothalia 40: 8 (2010)
Information on the genus : Platycaulos
Basionym : Hypolaena mahonii N.E. Br.
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hypolaena mahonii N.E. Br. (1902)
 Restio mahonii (N.E. Br.) Pillans subsp. mahonii
 Restio mahonii (N.E. Br.) Pillans (1945)
 Platycaulos mahonii (N.E. Br.) H. P. Linder & C. R. Hardy subsp. mahonii
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Restio madagascariensis Cherm. (1912)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Platycaulos mahonii (N.E. Br.) H. P. Linder & C. R. Hardy subsp. mahonii
Platycaulos mahonii subsp. humbertii (Cherm.) H. P. Linder & C. R. Hardy (2010)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb tufted but spreading, often forming cushions or mats to 1 m deep
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Ecology : Ecology unknown in East Africa; elsewhere in peaty or marshy habitats; Zaire on volcanic Mt Muhi; common on Mt Mulanje; also on Zomba Mt (Malawi): seepages or wet hollows in grassland; 1500-3475 m alt. – Scattered, isolated species.
  Madagascar. Not collected in Tanzania since 1913.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 91

Bibliography other :
  • Kew Bull. 66: 250 (2011)
 
More info on :
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Map
carte afrique num 223912
 
Record n°223912 created 2011-04-08 - modified 2011-04-08
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