African Plant Database

Thesium fastigiatum A. W. Hill
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 183 (1910)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium luembense Robyns & Lawalrée (1944)
=Thesium tamariscinum A. W. Hill (1910)
=Thesium wittei De Wild. & Staner (1932)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with a woody, irregularly shaped rootstock 1-4 cm Ø, crowned with many very short closely scaly vegetative buds which elongate into stems 20-60 cm tall, 1-3 mm Ø at base and pale brown, green above;[…]
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Ecology : Brachystegia woodland, scrub, upland grassland; on eroded or bare ground on slopes, on loam, sand or gravel or rocky soils.
  450-220 m alt.Plants with developed leaves(to 11mm long)occur over the range of the species.Field observations needed!Belongs to a very characteristic group of species with the flowers subtended by an involucre of bracts
  Not in Somalia (= T. hararensis; cf. Kuchar, Pl. Somalia).
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carte afrique num 90689
Record n°90689
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