African Plant Database

Thesium fanshawei Hilliard
Protologue : Edinburgh J. Bot. 48(1): 53 (1991)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium fastigiatum auct. in herb., non A. W. Hill
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with a woody caudex (only fragment present on the type) crowned with very short closely scaly shoots giving rise to several stems c. 30 cm long, 3,3 mm Ø base, probably prostrate; plant fuscous when dry; shoots simple below,[…]
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Ecology : Woodland.
  Specimens(Fanshawe 5784)were distributed as T.fastigiatum.Probably allied to T.doloense which differs by branchlets at 45°angle and differently shaped involucral bracts and smaller flowers.Also similar to T.atrum.Known only from the type (1960)
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