African Plant Database

Thesium triflorum Thunb. ex L. f.
Protologue : Suppl. Pl. 162 (1782) 
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Osyridicarpos linearifolius Engl. (1900)
=Thesium scandens E. Mey. ex A. DC.
=Osyris angustifolia Baker (1910)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing or straggling (if unsupported), sometimes erect shrub 1-6 m in height with slender stems rough with leaf scars below, much branched above, leafy; branches ribbed (vascular strands terminating in midribs of leaves and bracts),[…]
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Ecology : Edges of wet and dry montane forest; heath scrub; on mountains in evergreen forest; thickets; deciduous woodland; coastal in S Mozambique (and S. Africa). (0-)1500-2200 m alt.
  Very different from other Thesium species; the generic position needs investigation (discussed by Stauffer in Vierteljahsschr. Naturforsch. Ges. Zürich 106/4: 400-406, 1961, and by Hilliard in Fl. Zambes. 9/3: 211, 2006).
  S. Africa, Swaziland. – Disjunct distribution.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Herb, Climber, Parasite- Ht 0.3 - 1 m. Alt 100 - 1500 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 186-187 (1992).
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Record n°90659 modified 2007-01-23
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