African Plant Database

Thesium gracile A. W. Hill
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 185 (1910)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium palliolatum A. W. Hill (1910)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with a thick woody caudex to 5 cm Ø and woody stolons to 1 cm Ø; crowned by many tufted stems 15-40 cm tall, leafy, strongly ribbed, ribs terminating in midrib of leaves and bracts, paniculately branched above;[…]
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Ecology : Grassland, open grassy woodland.
  50-1220 m alt.
  S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Herb, Parasite- Ht 0.12 - 0.3 m. Alt 330 - 1200 m. Distribution: GA, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Visser N, M.M. le Roux & B.E. van Wyk (2018). A taxonomic revision of the Thesium goetzeanum species complex (Santalaceae) from Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland. S. African J. Bot. 119: 54 
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 90556
Record n°90556
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