African Plant Database

Thesium masukense Baker
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 186 (1910)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual ?, with erect, distantly leafy stems c. 30 cm tall, 2-3 mm Ø at base, simple below, soon virgately branched, strongly ribbed (vascular strands terminating in scale leaves and bracts); branches sharply ascending; leaves scale-like,[…]
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Ecology : Open Brachystegia woodland.
  1980-2100 m alt. Known only from 2 collections (type collected in 1896, the second one in 1975).Similar to T. fimbriatum, but perianth much smaller and lobes nearly glabrous. Suspected by Hilliard to be a cleistogamous form of that species.
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Record n°90712 modified 2007-01-23
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