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Aristea platycaulis

Aristea platycaulis

About the plant

Aristea platycaulis grows at the edge of the forests of South Africa’s Wild Coast, which is a short section of coast along the Eastern Cape.

  • Not yet evaluated

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of the world’s species. The ongoing mission is to evaluate every plant species in the world.

    IUCN Red List Status:

    Not yet evaluated
    Data deficient
    Least concern
    Near threatened
    Vulnerable
    Endangered
    Critically endangered
    Extinct in the wild
    Extinct
  • Banked in the MSB
    Seeds from this plant have been banked in Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, at Wakehurst in Sussex
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Facts

  • Like all monocots features flower parts in threes
  • Type specimen at Kew
  • Native to the Wild Coast
  • Threatened by habitat loss to invasive tickberry

Type specimen

The type specimen for Aristea platycaulis resides in Kew’s Herbarium, grown by JH Tillett of Norfolk in May 1887.


Seeds banked

Seeds from A. platycaulis have been grown and harvested by Kew horticulturalists and are now stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, which aims to house 25% of the world’s seeds by 2020.

  • Not yet evaluated

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of the world’s species. The ongoing mission is to evaluate every plant species in the world.

    IUCN Red List Status:

    Not yet evaluated
    Data deficient
    Least concern
    Near threatened
    Vulnerable
    Endangered
    Critically endangered
    Extinct in the wild
    Extinct
  • Banked in the MSB
    Seeds from this plant have been banked in Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, at Wakehurst in Sussex
  • Click on icon to reveal more