African Plant Database


Thesium radicans Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : SANTALACEAE
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 235 (1850)  
Information on the genus : Thesium
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium wightianum var. radicans DC.
=Thesium prostratum Peter
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial prostrate bright green herb, with creeping rhizomatous stems, ±1 mm ?, forming mats; stems slender, erect, 3-10 cm tall, with leafy creeping branches to 30 cm long, bearing further short erect flowering branches; leaves flattened, linear,[…]
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Ecology : Grazed pasture, upland (short) grassland, rock crevices.
  1350-3200 m alt.
  Yemen, Saudi Arabia.(in Kenya particularly common around Naivasha). Not in Somalia (= T. hararensis).
 
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Record n°90724 modified 2007-01-23
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