African Plant Database

Thesium tenuissimum Hook. f.
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 6: 19 (1862)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, glabrous, Ephedra-like with a woody rootstock; stems numerous, tufted, slender, erect or spreading, 10-30(40) cm tall, 2 mm ?, much branched, grooved; leaves scale-like, distant, 1-2,5 mm long, ovate, acute;[…]
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Ecology : Montane grassland, on (rocky) mountain summits; Loudetia pasture; often after fires; on lava, volcanic ash.
  1200-3600 m alt. Plants often attacked by Puccinia thesiicola Jorstad (Ark. Bot., Sér. 2, 3: 591, 1956).
  Bioko / Fernando Poo.
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Record n°90743 modified 2007-04-02
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