African Plant Database

Thesium kilimandscharicum Engl.
Protologue : Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 2: 200 (1892)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium ulugurense Engl. (1900)
=Thesium rungwense Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial ericoid-like herb or undershrub, often ± yellowish-green with a taproot, crowned by stems prostrate to tufted, densely leafy, much branched from base, broadly ribbed by decurrent leaves, […]
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Ecology : Montane and burnt upland grassland; Erica arborea scrub, Philippia woodland, afroalpine zone, on peaty and stony or rocky ground.
  2200-4200 m alt. Closely allied to T. nigricans (perennial!) with similar ribbed stems, leaf characters and inflorescence, but flowers of T. nigricans 5-merous and with longer tube and style.
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