African Plant Database

Thesium brachyanthum Baker
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 182 (1910)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with a small taproot; stem to 30-60 cm tall, virgately branched above, nearly leafless, ribbed (not winged), ribs terminating in midribs of scale leaves and bracts; leaves only 2 developed near base of stem, 15 mm long, 0,5 mm wide […]
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Ecology : Seasonally inundated Loudetia grassland on dark grey sandy loam; 1550 m alt. (Tanzania).
  In habit similar to the sympatric T. subaphyllum but stems not winged and bracts larger and stouter, fruit different.Distinctive but poorly known species.
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Record n°90678 modified 2007-01-22
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