African Plant Database

Thesium mukense A.W. Hill
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 186 (1910)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Thesium whyteanum Rendle
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium schweinfurthii auct. sensu Agnew & Agnew 1994 p.p., non Engl.
=Thesium whyteanum Rendle (1894)
=Thesium schweinfurthii auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb lacking a caudex (cf. T. schweinfurthii, T. resedoides) but only with woody stolons 3-4 mm Ø; stems yellow- to grey-green in small tufts, 10-30 cm tall, erect, much branched from below, leafy, shallowly ribbed (decurrent leaves);[…]
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Ecology : Upland grassland, wooded grassland, seasonally flooded grassland, dune forest, sandy grassland; areas subject to burning or erosion; on loam, clay or lava ash; descending to lower altitudes along rivers.
  (300-)1100-2500 m alt. Confused with T. schweinfurthii, T. resedoides, both however, with a woody rootstock; also different in aspect of inflorescence, size of anthers, shape of bracts. Also very close to T. dissitum […]
  NE S. Africa. Not in Malawi (= T. whyteanum): the syntype of T. mukense, Buchanan 45, from Mt. Mulanje, destroyed in Berlin, with a duplicate in Edinburgh.
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