African Plant Database

Platycaulos mlanjiensis (H. P. Linder) H. P. Linder & C. R. Hardy
Protologue : Bothalia 40: 8 (2010)
Information on the genus : Platycaulos
Basionym : Restio mlanjiensis H. P. Linder
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Restio mlanjiensis H. P. Linder (1995)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tussock-forming herb (caespitose) 0,4-1 m tall, with clusters of culms from a basal root; aerial parts look similar to those of P. mahonii but with a larger number of spikelets and a copious production of female flowers.
Ecology : Grassland in shallow soil over bedrock; 1700-2200 m alt. – Very rare; could be sensitive to changes in fire regime.
  Discovered in 1991.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 93
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Record n°223916 created 2011-04-08 - modified 2011-04-08
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