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Thesium resedoides A.W. Hill
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 187 (1910)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium burkei A.W. Hill (1915)
=Thesium dumale N.E. Br. (1932)
=Thesium junodii A.W. Hill (1915)
=Thesium mossii N.E. Br. (1932)
=Thesium welwitschii auct. sensu Baum, non Hiern
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with a woody taproot to c. 15 mm ? at crown and with woody stolons c. 10 mm ?; habit twiggy; stems many, tufted from the crown, erect or sprawling, 9-40 cm long, much branched from below, leafy, shallowly ribbed[…]
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Ecology : By river on sandy ground between quartz rocks; woodland, grassland.
  Variable in colour when drying: in W part of range plants getting greenish or light fuscous, in SE part dark fuscous; size of fruit equally varying: larger in the latter area.
  up to 1150 m alt.
  Botswana, Namibia (Dinter 5440 cited by Roessler in Merxmüller Prodr. Fl. SW. Africa, fam. 21: 4, 1969, as T. megalocarpum), S. Africa, Swaziland.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Shrub, Herb, Parasite- Ht 0.1 - 0.3 m. Alt 1000 - 1500 m. Distribution: FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, 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: 60 
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