African Plant Database

Thesium megalocarpum A.W. Hill
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 341 (1910)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium burchellii A.W. Hill (1915)
=Thesium dinteri A.W. Hill (1910)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb or subshrub, glaucous or pale green (even when dry), basal part not seen, with numerous, probably tufted stems (from a caudex?), 0,25-1 m tall, 5-8 mm Ø at base, much branched from below, woody, grooved, ±quadrangular above […]
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Ecology : Woodland, scrubby grassland, in shallow sand on rocky quartsite ridges or deep Kalahari sand.
  900-1300 m alt. According to Hilliard (l.c.) T. dinteri A. W. Hill is a distinct species (S. Africa, Namibia).
  Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Shrub, Dwarf shrub, Parasite- Ht 0.4 - 0.7 m. Alt 400 - 500 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM
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