African Plant Database

Thesium stuhlmannii Engl.
Protologue : Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas 168 (1895)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with a swollen taproot, sometimes branched at top to produce densely packed tufts of rigid stems, much branched throughout, green or orange-green, 10-60 cm tall; occasionally forming rhizomes bearing more stems;[…]
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Ecology : Short grassland subject to fire; sometimes in rocky places; lava ash; Themeda grassland on basalt hill; on wall of caldera on pumice; road bank in montane grassland.
  1050-2750 m alt. Similar to T. fimbriatum but perianth lobes glabrous and with small glands not forming teeth between lobes. Ecology different, T. stuhlmannii occurs in drier burnt grassland.
  Metrial cited from Malawi (specim. Whyte 321 in Fl. Trop. Afr. 6/1: 422, 1913) belongs to T. fimbriatum fide Hilliard in Fl. Zambes. 9/3).

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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