African Plant Database

Thesium thamnus Robyns & Lawalrée
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État 31: 522 (1961)
Information on the genus : Thesium
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Thesium unyikense var. puberulum R.E. Fr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with a woody, irregularly shaped rootstock, 1-3 cm ?, with many short scaly straw-coloured, ciliate buds eventually elongating into stems; plant drying grey-green or ±fuscous; stems numerous, grey-green, tufted, ascending-erect,[…]
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Ecology : Grassland on margins of dambos; chipya woodland; open woodland on laterite soil; grassland subject to burning; also on Great Dyke (Zimbabwe).
  1250-1900 m alt. Distinguished from T. unyikense, T. fastigiatum by the conspicuous hairs. Related to T. cinereum (a more delicate plant with linear bracts), and to T. setulosum (a stoloniferous plant lacking a thick woody rootstock). […]
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Record n°90745 modified 2007-01-23
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