African Plant Database

Thesium subaphyllum Engl.
Protologue : Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas 168 (1895)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium andongense Hiern (1900)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with a small taproot, or perennial with a very small woody rootstock; stem 0,3-1 m tall, (grey-)green, solitary, erect, nearly leafless, simple below, virgately branched above, ribbed; ribs winglike and terminating in midribs of bracts;[…]
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Ecology : Dodonaea-Combretum-Terminalia and other woodlands; forest edges, roadsides; grassland; sometimes after fires; variably on rocks, limestone, sand, lava ash; – Parasitic on Poaceae (Haut-Katanga). 60-2250 m alt.
  Seems to vary in life form: apparently annual in E part of range; in Angola showing signs of perennation (fide Hilliard, Fl. Zambes. 9/3).
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