African Plant Database

Thesium atrum A.W. Hill
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 182 (1910)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium quarrei Robyns & Lawalrée (1944)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with woody caudex c. 15-25 mm Ø, crowned with many short closely scaly shoots elongating into stems 15-45 cm tall, 1,5-5 mm Ø at base, erect (or decumbent or ascending); plant black when dry; […]
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Ecology : Mixed woodland on Kalahari sand, sandy grassland; dry savanna; copper deposits; 900-1400 m alt. – Parasitic on, i.a., Fimbristylis complanata, Alloteropis semialata var. ecklonii, Tristachya sp., Ocimum hockii .
  Type from Angola (Gossweiler 2713), Luassinga R. (not Suassingua; fide Hilliard in Fl. Zambes. 9/3, 2006).Collected at few localities with long distances between them, indicating that the species has a wide distribution (fide Hilliard, l.c.).
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