African Plant Database

Thesium schweinfurthii Engl.
Protologue : Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas 168 (1895)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium schmitzii Robyns & Lawalrée (1961)
=Thesium sphaerocarpum Robyns & Lawalrée (1961)
=Thesium urundiense Robyns & Lawalrée (1961)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with a leafy aspect; with a narrow, elongate, woody rootstock, sometimes forked at apex, and shortly rhizomatous; stems many, tufted from the crown, sprawling with age, much branched from base, 10-40 cm tall, leafy, weakly ribbed[…]
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Ecology : Upland grassland; wooded and seasonally flooded grassland; wet marshy grassland; Brachystegia woodland; dambos; mixed bushland; sometimes after fires or in disturbed places; on loam or clay; grassland and cleared ground[…]
  Variable plant with wide distribution: size of bracts smaller, flowers up to 7 per raceme, more branched rootstock extending as short thick rhizomes found in populations on the Rift Valley floor in Kenya (Naivasha Distr.)[…]
  Under-collected species. 762-2300 m alt. Grazed by stock (Masai area, Kenya; fide Burkill, Useful pl. W. trop. Afr., ed. 2, 5: 5-6, 2000).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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